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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

MxMo 107: Burden of Proof | Rust n’ Dust

Mixology Monday has rolled around once again! This time, Monsieur Dagreb of Nihil Utopia is hosting the party, and he’s asked us to mix up a round of drinks featuring … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

High Times at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic

As some of you know, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic was held here in New York a few weeks back. And I nearly missed it. Serves me right for not paying … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Southerner Goes North

As you may have noticed, dear reader, this blog has been idle since July of 2013. The reason for this, of course, is that I have relocated from the quiescent … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Have a Sip of Byrrh, then make Byrrh Cocktails

Here in the U.S. we now have access to a growing number of European spirits and liqueurs that, until now, were rarely seen on these shores: Carpano Antica and Cocchi … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 8 Comments

Original Drink: The Elder-Upper

If you didn’t know already, St. Germain, the makers of the impeccable elderflower liqueur, are holding a cocktail contest, their 5th Annual Can-Can Classic. The challenge? Create an original drink using … Continue reading

November 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

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

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Repeal Day, folks! That’s right, 78 years ago Prohibition officially ended, and booze flowed freely again in the U.S. Of course, it hadn’t particularly stopped flowing during America’s “Noble Experiment,” and … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment