Tempered Spirits

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

I’ll take an Aviation — Blue, if you please.

Way, way back in 1916, a little-known Bavarian-born bartender named Hugo Ensslin self-published a wholly unremarkable little book. Covered with stiffened, nondescript¬†brown paper and given an unassuming title — Recipes … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Norway Strikes Back

Drinking in season? Not today we’re not. It’s a hot year down here in Georgia: 90 degrees in May…who’d-a-thunk-it? So I’m rebelling against Mother Nature and mixing up two drinks … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

MxMo LXIV: Tiki, and ZOMBIFICATION

After a two-month hiatus, it’s finally time for another Mixology Monday! Locked in the dead cold of winter (well, it’s ¬†in the 60s here in Georgia), our venerable host, Doug, … Continue reading

February 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Might I have a Word with you?

This past weekend, the weather came dangerously close to 70 degrees…in February. Man, life is tough in Georgia. Anyway, it felt so much like Spring that I found myself wanting … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Tonight’s Drinks: The Newark & Apple Brandy Smash

Happy 4th of July! In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, it’s time to drink American…liquor, that is. Though this next cocktail tosses in a few European additions, the … Continue reading

July 4, 2011 · Leave a comment