MxMo Reminder! “Limit One”

151 Swizzle

Kaiser Penguin is hosting the next Mixology Monday, so get your entries in before March 17th! This round is devoted to cocktails that have a wee bit too much alcohol in them, yet somehow manage to be deliciously deadly.

Exotic cocktail spots would often advertise their potent potions by limiting a customer to one per evening. It wasn’t all gimmick, however; some recipes like the Zombie contained up to 5oz of 80-proof spirit! This phenomenon isn’t limited to just tiki drinks; in fact, many locales even have laws that forbid a bartender to create a drink with more than a specified quantity of liquor.

So for this month’s round of Mixology Monday, dig up your most potent cocktails. No Long Island Iced Teas allowed!

The Rules

Mixology Monday - Limit One

  • Consume and write about your favorite, strongest drink. You know, the one that that is delightful, complex, and will leave you wanting to stay home from work the next day. It should contain at least 3oz of 80-proof spirit or have less than 1/2oz of non-spiritness.
  • When you finish your post, please email me or post a comment with your link. I will include it in a round-up on Tuesday if I’ve recovered from trying as many of your drinks as I can.
  • Include a link in your post to Kaiser Penguin so those who haven’t heard of Mx Monday can join in.


  • Include a photo of your deadly potion; I plan to blatantly rip off Gabriel’s format from when he hosted, as it was just wonderful. So make sure to include a picture, unless you want a screen-shot of your blog text.
  • Include the Mixology Monday logo along with your post!

I don’t want to leave you without a sturdy mix!

151 Swizzle

  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz simple syrup
  • 6 drops pastis
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 1/2oz 151 proof Demerara rum
  • freshly ground nutmeg and a cinnamon stick, for garnish

Blend with 3/4c crushed ice for 3 seconds. Pour into chilled and angry tiki mug, grate nutmeg over the top, and stab it with a cinnamon stick.

Grog Log, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry

KP Question

  1. What’s your favorite cocktail containing 151-proof Demerara rum?

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43 Comments to “ MxMo Reminder! “Limit One””
  1. AnitaNo Gravatar says:

    Well, damn, there goes my first drink idea.

  2. ho boy.

    There goes my liver again, boy oh boy do I have some research to do. Let me see if I can slapdash something original for this sucker.

    I recently put together a Myrtle Bank Punch, which features 151 Demerara and is pretty tasty, but a very hearty drink. I can’t say I have a favorite, though the Cobra’s Fang is light on the booze, with a 151 sucker punch sitting in the bottom of the drink (figuratively). Damn tasty drink.

  3. anavolenaNo Gravatar says:

    do we have to arm wrestle each other for the mai tai?

    actually, i’ve found i can make a nice nightcap with an ounce of 151 demerara (any more and it’s not all that nice, and you might be happier with 3/4 oz).

  4. MarleighNo Gravatar says:

    What ISN’T my favorite cocktail that is made with 151º?

  5. Yeah; Long Island (or one of its many derivatives) was my first instinct too. But let’s see if I can’t come up with something else in time…

  6. Charlie OatNo Gravatar says:

    For this months “one and done” Mixology Monday entry.
    Your choice to start, or finish, or both, the Greatest Day of the Year. The bartenders high holiday.
    This is a dangerous little leprechaun. I first put this togehter for New Years Eve 1989-90 and called it
    “The End of the 80’s” .
    Since then at my Saloon in Norwich,CT, Wilson’s Historic Saloon, Est. 1880’s, it has been called “Gumby on Acid” and now and for ever….
    The Cronin Cocktail ….. named after my grandfather Charles Burke Cronin.
    Historically using the Chartreuse and Champagne is Irish. The De Bourgs migrated from France to Ireland
    way back in Ireland’s History. Certainly one of the main reasons why the Irish are such great romanticists and lovers. No, I haven’t had a Cronin Cocktail yet today, but I do have the fixins within arms reach of my desk. Slante’

    The Cronin Cocktail

    One – Chilled Champagne flute filled 2/3( about 4 OZ.) with over chilled premium champagne.
    Two- Fill a Soda straw with 110 proof Green Chartreuse. 1 0Z. is plenty.
    Three- Cover end of straw with thumb and carefully slide straw to the bottom of flute of champagne
    Four- Release thumb and create pool of Green Chartreuse in bottom of flute
    Five – Raise a careful toast or two, after all it is St Patrick’s Day, sipping the champagne only.
    Six – After a couple wee toasts, finish it off.

  7. ejeNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, the contigent is going out early and strong:MxMo XXV.

    Looks like it is going to be a popular topic!

    I’ll email you with a list of individual contributors and drinks on Monday night and/or Tuesday AM.


  8. dang, my first idea already blown out… sounds like anita was going to do it too. this is gonna be a hard one, as i don’t normally make drinks that knock people on their backs after one round….

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  10. SeamusNo Gravatar says:

    I covered the Early Fogcutter from Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails

    Very delicious indeed. Wondering about a second. . .

  11. ScomorokhNo Gravatar says:

    Hi! I love your site and your cocktail taste, Rick! Thanks for host!

    Please check my post for MxMo (I prepared Scorpion) –

    Unfortunately I very busy now and my post so lapidary :)

    Note: My blog is bilingual.

  12. […] from KAISER PENGUIN (no we’re not related) is hosting MXMO this month with the insane theme of LIMIT ONE. as in, […]

  13. CharlieNo Gravatar says:

    Entry for

    Fruit Stripe

    1 OZ. Chambord
    1 OZ. 110 Proof Green Chartreuse
    1/2 OZ. Pimms NO.1 Cup
    1 OZ. OJ and 1 OZ. Cran
    Top with Splash Club Soda
    Garnish: Picked Lime Wheel,Pineapple Chunk and Cherry
    Collins Glass, Colored sugar rimmed

    Build on ice; Shake, Repour,Club Soda,Straw and Garnish

    May be shaken and strained into cocktail glass. Same presentation.

    Enjoy!! “Pouringpro”

  14. dietschNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, by the way, feel free to use either the turtle or the glass as your image, but probably not the snake. Cheers!

  15. gilrainNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like my trackback may not have gone through, so here’s the link to my entry, the Singapore Strait Jacket. Thanks for hosting and for the interesting topic! This is my first MxMo. :)

  16. anavolenaNo Gravatar says:

    My submission is the Mahjongg cocktail, and my post is up at

  17. My submission for the month is Chatham Artillery Punch. Steer to the sound of the guns, folks!

  18. ChristianNo Gravatar says:

    Hi all,

    let me introduce my variant of the manulu cocktail

    Greatings from the Bavarna and the alps, Chris

  19. Woo! I was afraid I’d miss this one, but the theme is just too, too good.

    The (baron/baeren) Von Tiki.

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  21. Behold… The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!!!

  22. Dr. BambooNo Gravatar says:

    Rick- here’s the link:

    Also, feel free to grab the pic and use it however you need.

  23. I’m in…intoxicated –

    My camera however is not in. It was supposed to come in the mail today, but didn’t make it. So, I have no pictures until later. Sorry to mess up your photo plans here. You can use my text – sorry about that!

  24. causabonNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s part one of our entry (when we write part two will depend on when we stop feeling the effects of taking “just one” as a challenge):

  25. Jay HepburnNo Gravatar says:

    My entry is up – bit of a cop out, but a tasty one nonetheless…

    Cheers for hosting this month Rick!

  26. Darcy O'NeilNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Rick,

    I thought this might be the first Mx Monday that I missed. But, I managed to post something.

    Thanks for hosting. Cheers!

  27. Felicia loves her caipirinhas…

    Tonight’s plans involve drinking, not cameras, so a photo might not be available until later tomorrow. Thanks for hosting!


  28. SeanMikeNo Gravatar says:

    So here’s my post, I’m sure my cohort will be on here soon-ish:

    Feel free to (ab)use the picture Marshall took for my post, and hey, hopefully it’s something interesting to y’all – the Earthquake.

    Thanks for hosting! By the way – who did the MxMo graphic? Since, uh, you know, my MxMo is coming up soon(-ish)…

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  31. MarshallNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Rick, here is my post. I see that SeanMike already posted his . . . damn computer literate types . . .

    Cheers!!! And thanks for hosting!

  32. BrennanNo Gravatar says:

    Couldn’t help but notice that the Swizzle meets neither of your requirements…

    A full ounce of ‘non-spiritness’, and 1.5oz * 75.5% = 1.1325oz, whereas 3oz * 40% = 1.2oz. I doubt the few drops of other spirits makes up for it. Of course, a great choice for taste. :)

    I don’t have a blog atm, but just to throw in my current favorite:
    2oz Oronoco white rum
    Juice from a fresh Key lime (or half a Mexican one)
    1 heaping teaspoon of sugar

    Mine probably doesn’t qualify either. :p

  33. This was a fearsome challenge you set upon us. I struggled, and I’m not confident I made it through. Nonetheless, you’ll find my humble offering here:



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