Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Cocktail Night IV: Holiday Spice

The Lauer household has been decked out for Christmas and logs are busy crackling away in the fireplace (or rather, they will be, if the temperature drops to the 40s during the day…not likely). There … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · 3 Comments

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

Cocktail Night III: Refreshing Rum Drinks

Time for the third cocktail night! This time around we’ll be mixing up rum drinks, most of them on the lighter side. Yes, I know it’s November, but down here … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · 3 Comments

MxMo LXII: Morning Drinks & The Milk Punch

*Yawwwwnnn* It’s 9 am on a lazy Sunday morning…time for a drink! At least, that’s what Cocktail Enthusiast’s Kevin Gray would like us to say this weekend, since Mixology Monday … Continue reading

October 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

Homemade Spiced Rum

Yes, the time has finally come to make some homemade spirituous infusions! I’ve been lagging behind in this area quite a bit, though I have a number of recipes and experiments I’d … Continue reading

October 22, 2011 · 4 Comments

Viva Las Vegas! Part 1: Frankie’s Tiki Room

At the beginning and end of our recent Tour de Southwest, Matt, Jack, and I spent some time in Las Vegas, the City of Kitsch. Well, maybe it deserves a … Continue reading

August 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

Booze Get! Old Sugar Distillery Ouzo, Honey Liqueur, Freshwater Rum

Yes, I know this post is a long way behind the actual visit, but traveling takes up a lot of time. Besides, I haven’t had a chance to sit down … Continue reading

July 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Past Nights’ Drinks: Ding Ho & Bitter Mai Tai

While recovering from the Wisconsin trip, I have neglected the blog for about a week. What that means, of course, is that we’re behind on our cocktail cataloging! Wednesday night’s … Continue reading

July 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bar Visit: Leon’s Full Service, July 08, 2011

“There comes a time when all the cosmic tumblers have clicked into place, and the universe opens itself up for a few seconds to show you what’s possible.” – Field … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment