Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

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

The Boulevardier

Ah yes, Campari. That bitter liqueur we Americans just can’t seem to love…but that’s OK. Even if we can’t bring ourselves to drink Campari on the rocks (try giving it … Continue reading

September 16, 2011 · 3 Comments

Tonight’s Drink: The Lion’s Tail

While pondering what to mix, and seriously considering a Lucien Gaudin, I heard my Dad call down from upstairs (the liquor supply occupying a wall in the basement), “Hey! Are … Continue reading

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Shoo-Fly Punch

Here’s a drink dredged up from the pages of Southern Living. If memory serves, they were serving this at an Oyster Roast. Now, if it were me, I wouldn’t be … Continue reading

June 29, 2011 · Leave a comment