Yes, my fellow cocktailians, it is that time again; it is now our distinct honor to host the web’s favorite monthly cocktail party, Mixology Monday. When I first became interested in craft mixology and started reading the other blogs out there, I never anticipated that I would end up participating in the cocktail blog scene to this degree. So without further ado, here’s the blurb:
I’m always shocked by the way that an orange peel or a lemon peel can transform the experience of drinking a mixed drink from something mundane to something magical. In a similar vein, eating the olive in a martini will totally transform the imbiber’s perception of the drink. So this Mixology Monday, let’s really make a study of art of the garnish, by mixing up drinks where the garnish plays a central role in the experience of the drink. Of course, you don’t have to make a latticework out of orange peels, a pirate ship out of citrus, or a ferris wheel out of pineapple and squash, but it sure would warm my heart. This type of garnish is traditionally in the realm of tiki, but you could mix anything, so long as the garnish is the star of the show.
If you want in on this action (and I know you do), the rules are thus:
- Find or invent a drink that showcases your garnishing abilities.
- Make the drink, and post a photo, the recipe, and any thoughts or commentary you have on your blog, or on eGullet’s Spirits and Cocktails forum (if you have no blog).
- Include the MxMo logo in your post, as well as a link back to both the Mixology Monday site and this post on Measure & Stir. Once I post the roundup of all submissions, a link to that post as well is always appreciated.
- Let me know about your submission (by Monday Nov 19th) by posting a link to your post in the comment section on this post (preferred), or by gmail to josephtkach.
Do all that by midnight Monday Nov 19th and then check back here for a roundup post including all submissions. If you’re a little bit late, it’s OK, but meeting the deadline is considered to be courteous. As long as you make it before the roundup, which will be Nov 26th, you’ll probably make it in.