Awkward Pause

Some cocktails are like caresses — smooth and soothing, with delicate touches that deftly flick away all the assorted troubles of the day. But sometimes, tenderness isn’t what’s needed. Sometimes, a little savagery is entirely appropriate. Dark, bitter drinks have become almost a cliché in today’s cocktail world – and I say “almost,” because no… Continue Reading

Disappearing Act

Oh, so that’s where WordPress hid the “Publish” icon! It’s been a long drought around here, for all the usual reasons — laziness, busy-ness, and some lingering technical snafus that took much longer than I’d hoped to be resolved — but I’ve been meaning to dust off the blog for a bit, and today seemed… Continue Reading

Tiki, (Long) Island Style

I’ve gotten lazy. Not just with this blog–I mean, look at how long it’s been since the last post–and not just with documenting whatever drinks-related writing and cocktail-related things I’m working on at any point in time. No, I’ve gotten lazy, in general, with drinks–which explains why, on this Mixology Monday, when the theme is… Continue Reading

Holiday Drinks (that don’t suck): December 10 & 11

The generality of Christmas-keepers observe that festival after such a manner as is highly dishonourable to the name of Christ. How few are there comparatively that spend those holidays (as they are called) after an holy manner. But they are consumed in Compotations, in Interludes, in playing at Cards, in Revellings, in excess of Wine,… Continue Reading