Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

MxMo XCIII: Blue — The Blue Sky

Well, my mixology-minded friends…I’m finally back, and it’s been too long (how many blog posts have started out that way, I wonder?). Anyway, as I sit here waiting for Winter … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Gin Primer

Gin is good. Cocktailians like gin, mainly for one reason: it plays well with nearly everything you can toss into a drink. Citrus? No problem. Herbs? Easy, it’s already infused … Continue reading

September 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Heron Social Club

It was bound to happen: a neighborhood cocktail club is in the works and nearly set to debut (one week to go). I hate to keep such a thing exclusive and secret, … Continue reading

September 4, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tonight’s Drinks: Ramos Gin Fizz, Sloe Gin Fizz, Basil Cherry Collins

Huzzah! Huzzah! The soda siphon has arrived! Time for a round of Fizzes and Collinses! First up, one of two quintessential New Orleans cocktails, the Ramos Gin Fizz, also known … Continue reading

July 30, 2011 · 7 Comments