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Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Rum Again, Rum Again: Notes on Cockspur Rum

A little while back, fellow cocktail and spirits enthusiast/blogger/writer Lincoln rounded up a few of like-minded types to review a number of spirits and write about them. Booze reviews? Bottles … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

MxMo LXXXVI: Pineapple

Mixology Monday has rolled around once again! We’ve just passed the solstice, so summer is officially here. The heat has been building for quite some time, however, and it’s due … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

In Charleston? Need cocktails? Find The Gin Joint.

Recently, I paid a visit to Charleston, which has established itself as a culinary Mecca in the South — James Beard Award-winning chefs, fresh seafood, classic southern dishes, and more than a few microbreweries … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

MxMo LXIX: Fortified Wines — Got Sherry?

January’s Mixology Monday is focused upon a trend that is steadily gaining steam in bars across the country: the use of port, sherry, and Madeira wines in cocktails. Sure, you can reach … Continue reading

January 20, 2013 · 5 Comments

Viva Las Vegas! Part 3: The Vesper Bar

After dinner at Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House on our final night of the trip, we wandered down the Strip and back toward the Monte Carlo, stopping in at the … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · 2 Comments