Tempered Spirits

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

Original Drink: Winter Sun

A few months ago, I traveled to Paris. Little did I know that the cocktail scene was booming over there: it has the all the skill and dedication to the … Continue reading

February 5, 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

A Taste of Richland Rum

A while ago, I was opining about the state of locally-produced liquor in Georgia — how it would be nice to see more of it, that the Atlanta bar scene … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drinking New Orleans, Part 5: The Hurricane

Ah yes, the Hurricane. Like many faux-tropical drinks, it has a messy history, though it’s not quite as convoluted or controversial as those of the Mai Tai and the Zombie. For one … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · 5 Comments

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

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Repeal Day, folks! That’s right, 78 years ago Prohibition officially ended, and booze flowed freely again in the U.S. Of course, it hadn’t particularly stopped flowing during America’s “Noble Experiment,” and … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 1 Comment