Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

The Mai Tai

If you were to ask me what my favorite cocktail is, I’d be hard-pressed to answer your question. If, however, you were a bit more specific and asked me what … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

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

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

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