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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Say you infuse bourbon with tea…what happens then?

A little while ago, I picked up a copy of Food & Wine: Cocktails 2012 (at a local Kroger, of all places): contained within it was a drink called “Tea At Three,” … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eh, it’s-a Tombasi, un Cocktail Originale!

A couple of weeks ago, the Lauer household was inundated with tomatoes. The gardens were cranking  ’em out in July, and we could only consume so many of them. Our … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

MxMo LXIII: Retro Redemption — The Alabama Slammer becomes the Frank Bama

There is a certain period of time that’s referred to as the “Dark Ages” of mixology…somewhere between the 1950s and the 1990s. Yes, certain pockets of resistance still existed during … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 2 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

Original Drink: 40,000 Headmen

You know, most of the time a cocktail gets its name after it’s been mixed and tasted — hopefully nobody else has come up with the same thing and named … Continue reading

October 29, 2011 · 2 Comments