We are very pleased to be hosting this Month’s Mixology Monday, the world’s most excellent online cocktail party, (the Roundup is here). Now that the holidays are behind us, we get to deal with the rest of winter… that magnificent season of grey skies, blustery winds, freezing sleet and blowing snow. January is Mixology Monday CV and we’re definitely talking cocktails.
Winter usually evokes scenes of roaring fires with glasses or mugs filled with warming liquid fortifying us against the cold and damp. Winter provides the shared universal experience that spans language, geography and the centuries – that moment just before you step out into the cold; to walk to the bus stop, hit the ski slope, shovel the snow or feed the livestock. So what adult beverages can best prepare the body and steel the will for that moment when we go forth into Winter?
Thus, the theme for Mixology Monday CV is “Brace Yourself.” The challenge is to create a cocktail that will buttress oneself for Winter’s outdoor adventures.
Here’s how to play:
- Find or create a cocktail that gives you the resolve to head out into the cold.
- Make the drink and then post the recipe, a photo, and your thoughts about the drink on your blog, tumblr, or website or on the eGullet Spirits and Cocktails forum.
- Be sure to include the Mixology Monday logo in your post, and links back to Mixology Monday and Doc Elliott’s Mixology. Once the round-up is posted, a link to that summary post would be appreciated.
- Submissions are due by Monday, January 25th. Notify me of your submission by commenting with a link below, or send me a link on Twitter @docscocktails with the hashtag #MxMo.
So this leaves us 2 weeks to concoct some awesome examples of liquid courage! Once again, the submissions are due midnight of January 25th. Midnight can be whatever time zone you’re in and I will accept late entries.
Thanks again to Frederic Yarm of the CocktailVirgin blog for allowing us to host this month and for keeping Mixology Mondays entertaining and inspiring, (and for coming up with the cool meme).