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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

MxMo LXXXVI: Pineapple

Mixology Monday has rolled around once again! We’ve just passed the solstice, so summer is officially here. The heat has been building for quite some time, however, and it’s due … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

MxMo LXIX: Fortified Wines — Got Sherry?

January’s Mixology Monday is focused upon a trend that is steadily gaining steam in bars across the country: the use of port, sherry, and Madeira wines in cocktails. Sure, you can reach … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

Original Drink: Juliet’s Autumn

What’s that? A cocktail contest, you say? Hmm… If you haven’t run across it yet, About.com has a fairly extensive cocktail cocktail site set up. Helmed by Colleen Graham, the … Continue reading

November 9, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tonight’s Drink: The Millionaire!

This one comes directly from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits & Forgotten Cocktails, accompanied by the maxim, “Recipes are not sacred.” Indeed. Everybody from David Embury on down has realized this fact at … Continue reading

August 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tonight’s Drinks: Tiki-Ti Five-0 & Golden Dawn

Huzzah! The new issue of Imbibe is here! The cover story? “The Summer of Tiki.” Also featured are articles about American soda fountains, cyclists guzzling beer, Spanish wines, and the … Continue reading

July 3, 2011 · 2 Comments