Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Byrrh Rides Again: The Chevalier

I love apéritif wines. Byrrh, Lillet, Dubonnet, Cocchi, you name ’em, I’ll drink ’em. These complex, Continental concoctions are wonderful on their own — or with a wedge of citrus … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cherry Blossoms!

Spring has arrived in Georgia, bringing with it the usual crop of weather conditions: wild fluctuations in temperature — both morning-to-night and day-to-day — tornadoes, rain, and exclamations from coastal … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Cocktail Night II: Bourbon & Rye

Almost time for the second meeting of the Heron Social Club! This time our crew of cocktailians will be focusing on drinks made with bourbon and rye whiskey. Neighbor Dave … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

Bourbon & Rye Primer

The next meting of the Heron Social Club approaches! The theme? Bourbon and Rye. When you’re looking at base spirits, whiskey is arguably right up there with gin, a well-established … Continue reading

October 1, 2011 · 3 Comments

MxMo LXI: Local Color in Georgia & the East Meets South

Mixology Monday! After missing the second post in August (thanks, Las Vegas, but I forgive you because of the Vesper), I’m back and ready to mix! As usual, take a look … Continue reading

September 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Saratoga

Well, as usual, I’m getting impatient. Fall is entirely too far away; it’s fresh, cool air and brightly colored leaves, which contrast with the oh-so-necessary crystal-clear blue sky, make it … Continue reading

September 2, 2011 · 2 Comments