Category Archives: Gin

MxMo Hard Times: Drink Like a King(sley)

Within the last 24 hours I’ve learned of two active participants in the cocktail blogosphere who are now, um, on unscheduled sabbatical as a result of the global economic crap-tsunami (and that’s not counting the geniuses like me who thought it wise to quit a job just before the financial sector went into a tailspin).Continue Reading

MxMo XXXIV: In which the author swills hot gin

Before I screw anything up with a mangled literary reference, let me get this out of the way at the beginning: I never read David Copperfield. Oliver Twist? Sure, a couple of times. A Tale of Two Cities? Certainly, though not so recently that I can recall much of the story. A Christmas Carol? HellContinue Reading

Still Drinking

I’m back, still breathing, after an unplanned two-week hiatus. During this vacation from blogging I spent a whirlwind couple of days in San Francisco, ushering out Cocktail Week at Absinthe and sitting (briefly) at Neyah White‘s bar at Nopa, and then spent the rest of the time diving headlong into the freelance life. But nowContinue Reading

The Emerald Bijou?

I really try to ignore St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a time when the fair-weather drinkers like to lay into the stuff, making bars about the last place I want to be. And as someone who’s let this particular interest slip among colleagues and casual acquaintances, it’s the time of year when I invariably get askedContinue Reading

…for forgiveness of all imminent and future sins of the flesh

I’ve found myself falling into a cocktail rut lately — and it’s not just a defensive posture from drinking so much apricot brandy. Relatively minor, as these things go, but it’s been a bit more of a challenge to come up with an idea of what I’d like to have. So, in pursuit of recipesContinue Reading