Tempered Spirits

Homemade Cocktails — Experiments, Critiques & Travels

MxMo CVI: Spring Break — La Lavanda

Time for another Mixology Monday! Now that we’ve braced ourselves against winter and slogged through February, it’s time to set our sights on Spring…premature? Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but Joel at … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Don Playa (…it’s White Grapefruit Season!)

   

February 7, 2016 · Leave a 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

Cocktail Night IX: Veintiséis de Mayo!

We’re back to that time of the month once again: Neighborhood Cocktail Night! It being May, we were going to have a Cinco de Mayo night, but the date kind of crept up … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · Leave a 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

Toh-may-toe, Toh-mah-toe

This just in! George and Ira Gershwin strike again! Putting pen to paper and fingers to the ivory, the dynamic songwriting duo has released a new musical num-bah, and, Jiminy … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tonight’s Drink: The Interesting Cocktail

Every now and then you come across a drink that is, well, interesting, but maybe isn’t quite there, doesn’t quite add up to what you expected, or doesn’t match your … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · 1 Comment