Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

I’ll take an Aviation — Blue, if you please.

Way, way back in 1916, a little-known Bavarian-born bartender named Hugo Ensslin self-published a wholly unremarkable little book. Covered with stiffened, nondescript brown paper and given an unassuming title — Recipes … Continue reading

December 22, 2012 · 4 Comments

Norway Strikes Back

Drinking in season? Not today we’re not. It’s a hot year down here in Georgia: 90 degrees in May…who’d-a-thunk-it? So I’m rebelling against Mother Nature and mixing up two drinks … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Might I have a Word with you?

This past weekend, the weather came dangerously close to 70 degrees…in February. Man, life is tough in Georgia. Anyway, it felt so much like Spring that I found myself wanting … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Examined: The Martinez

Today we’ll take an in-depth look at the history and recipe of a particular cocktail: The Martinez. First, a bit of history. Is it a precursor to the Martini? A … Continue reading

July 2, 2011 · 5 Comments