I was so happy to see that nearly everyone dusted off their cameras for Mixology Monday III. I hope it’s a trend that continues.
Speaking of trends… the mojito, stinger, and mint julep were the most popular contenders this Monday, and no surprise; they are very tasty drinks. Mr. Science was very happy to see lots of experimenting.
I soon realized that any attempt to try even a tenth of these drinks would surely leave me sprawled out on the couch and likely checking off a sick day on the work calendar. So instead, I decided to take a vacation day.
Pick out a few cocktails that you’ve not had before, and give them a try. And don’t forget to comment on them too!
The Art of the Drink
Darcy pours up two refreshing cocktails, the Mint Divine and the Centaur. Give the latter a try if you’ve been looking for something to do with that Metaxa that’s crawled to the back of your liquor cabinet.
Jiggle the Handle
A new blog for me and one with a cool name. Another dual offering post; this time it’s the Apple-soaked Mojito and the Vatican Julep, both very interesting twists on the original.
Winning the title of neon power, we are enticed by a Chocolate Martini. I definitely need to learn how to balance objects on the rim of my cocktail glasses…
Chris shows us how to turn demon-flavored, overproof rum into mint liqueur and offers up what looks to be a tasty version of the Stinger. What?! I didn’t say “demon-flavored;” I like Wray and Nephew’s Overproof Rum…
A Limoncello Mint Spritzer sounds refreshing. Ok, it sounds like the most refreshing drink I’ve heard in a while. “…lemonade with a kick,” she says. A generously sized 4oz kick; Megan must be friends with Jeff Berry.
A Dash of Bitters
Five points for recreating a restaurant cocktail, and another 10 for combining Campari and mint. Enjoy Michael’s La Gitana
pie in the sky
Mmm… basil, ginger, and coconut… Kate’s Thai Mojito is surely worth a try.
jimmy’s cocktail hour
Another look at the Stinger, this time with an homemade (and intense) mint syrup in place of the creme de menthe.
Cook (almost) Anything at Least Once
Mint in the blender? I actually think such power would be needed to stack up against tequila, but I’ll let you be the judge. Check out Haalo’s Pineapple and Mint Margarita.
Blood oranges, vodka, and mint. I’m not seeing anything bad here… pass me another Minty Citrus.
Someone got out-of-hand (in a good way) in the number of drinks they posted. We start out with the Mint Cocktail which makes liberal use of white wine. Then we move to Mr. Manhattan; he is jolly and full of good taste. And finally the Southside Fizz. Each of these drinks contain lots of gin and even better prose.
The Cocktail Chronicles
Our esteemed writer, Paul, endears us with a tale of the Old Cuban, and provides us with the obligatory shot of Hemingway and aged rum.
Can one consume too much mint? Well, it depends how much alcohol is mixed with it. Jen gives us the Atlanta Belle and a lesson in mint control.
Noshes, Thoughts & Reves
A Mint Julep with sour mash whiskey. That’s right, I said it. I’ve never made a pitcher of mint julep goodness before… perhaps that needs to change.
Mixology Monday: ApÃ©ritif
Jimmy from his very own cocktail hour has sold his soul in order to host the next Mixology Monday, which will be held on June 26th. The theme: ApÃ©ritif. I like this idea with all my heart… now where is my bottle of Lillet?