Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

Byrrh Rides Again: The Chevalier

I love apéritif wines. Byrrh, Lillet, Dubonnet, Cocchi, you name ’em, I’ll drink ’em. These complex, Continental concoctions are wonderful on their own — or with a wedge of citrus … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where Has All the Pumpkin Beer Gone?

Search me. After a reading a number of articles on Serious Eats about all the pumpkin beers that are (or were) out and about on the market, I headed to … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Drinking New Orleans, Part 2: Cocktail à la Louisiane

Following on the heels of the Vieux Carré is a drink with remarkably similar ingredients but a drastically different taste: the Cocktail à la Louisiane. Like the VC, it was salvaged from … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

Back to my ROOTs

Not too long ago, Jason Wilson wrote an article about a curious liqueur named ROOT (I’d prefer that it was simply “Root,” but Art in the Age seems rather fond … Continue reading

October 15, 2011 · Leave a comment