Sunday, June 26, 2011

mixology monday announcement

MxMo LIX: Beer!

CocktailVirgin will be hosting July's Mixology Monday, a monthly online cocktail party with a different theme each month. This month the chosen theme will be beer cocktails.

While beer being used as an ingredient in modern cocktails has gotten a lot of press as of late, this is not a new trend. Beer has played a historical role in mixed drinks for centuries. For example, it can be found in Colonial drinks like the Rumfustian, Porter Sangaree, and Ale Flip. While many of these drinks are not seen in modern bars save for craft cocktail establishments, other beer drinks are though, including the Boilermaker, Black Velvet, and Michelada. And present day mixologists are utilizing beer with great success including Kelly Slagle's Port of Funchal, Jacob Grier's Averna Stout Flip, and Emma Hollander's Word to Your Mom. Bartenders are drawn to beer for a variety of reasons including the glorious malt and roast notes from the grain, the bitter and sometimes floral elements from the hops, the interesting sour or fruity notes from the yeast, and the crispness and bubbles from the carbonation. Beer is not just for pint glasses, so let us honor beer of all styles as a drink ingredient.

Here's how to play:

• Find or concoct a drink recipe that uses beer as an ingredient. Discussing a glass of beer alone is best done elsewhere, but drop a shot of whiskey or gin in there for a Boilermaker or Dog's Nose, well, now we're talking. Feel free to use beer in a syrup, as the carbonation in a Fizz, or as the base "spirit" of the drink itself. Old like the Posset and Shandy or new does not matter. Modifying a soda or Champagne cocktail to a beer one? Go for it.
• Make the drink and then post the recipe, a photo, and your thoughts about the beverage on your blog or on the eGullet Spirits and Cocktails forum.
• Include in your post the MxMo logo and a link back to both the Mixology Monday and CocktailVirgin sites. And once the round-up is posted, a link to that summary post would be appreciated.
• Post a link to your submission in the comment section here, or send an email to yarm-at-verizon.net

The due date is Monday, July 11th which I will interpret as whatever gets posted before I awake on Tuesday the 12th (yes, I will accept late entries but a deadline as a symbolic form of structure is needed for this sort of cat herding).

Cheers,
Frederic

27 comments:

Lindsay said...

Loving MxMo! Perfect topic for July :-)
http://mixitupcincinnati.blogspot.com/2011/07/mxmo-lix-beer-cocktails-southern-magic.html

frederic said...

Here is my drink:
http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2011/07/milwaukee-monk.html

And in case DJ Hawaiian Shirt forgets to post a comment (his entry appeared on my RSS reader):
http://spiritedremix.blogspot.com/2011/07/mxmo-lix-wahine-censor.html

Tiare said...

Here`s my drink!

http://www.amountainofcrushedice.com/?p=13399

DJ HawaiianShirt said...

Here's my post! http://spiritedremix.blogspot.com/2011/07/mxmo-lix-wahine-censor.html

Scraps said...

Finally made it before the deadline this month!

http://www.sipsandshots.com/mxmo-lix-beer-cocktails-and-a-return-of-the-glazed-doughnut/

Ian Lauer said...

My first official MxMO Post!

http://temperedspirits.wordpress.com/2011/07/10/mxmo-lix-beer-cocktails-the-honey-beer/

Cheers, all!
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KeithP said...

Thanks for hosting. Here is my drink.

http://www.thespeakista.com/2011/07/mxmo-lix-beer-cocktails/

Dagreb said...

"I was a young man, I couldn't resist."
http://dagreb.blogspot.com/2011/07/mxmo-beer-cocktails.html

frederic said...

Posted in the comment section for the Milwaukee Monk:

Mackenzie Wheeler said...

Excellent cocktails there Fred! I couldn't help but make 2 cocktails as well. Great theme by the way. Check out what I concocted this month... http://thespiritofimbibing.blogspot.com/2011/07/mixology-monday-beer-cocktails.html

Jacob Grier said...

Hi Frederic,

Thanks for hosting, how could I not take part in this one? Here's my post:
http://www.jacobgrier.com/blog/archives/4765.html

Michael Dietsch said...

Yay! MxMo!

http://www.adashofbitters.com/2011/07/11/a-very-hoppy-mxmo/

Who is Felicia? said...

A beer mimosa! Who would've thought it could taste so good? I'm talking PBR: Cheap, tasty, and damn convenient if that's all you've got in your fridge. http://feliciaspeakeasy.blogspot.com/2011/07/beer-mimosa.html

Kennedy @ That's the Spirit said...

I went for a variation on the Seelbach. Thanks for hosting this month :)

http://blogs.thatsthespirit.com/home/2011/07/11/mxmo-lix-beer-cocktails/

MixnSip said...

Late, but not too late. Great to see so many participants. Here's my effort:

http://mixnsip.com/2011/07/its-just-another-mixology-monday/

Adam said...

Thanks for hosting. Here is my submission called the Wind-Up Bird.
http://inspiredimbibing.blogspot.com/2011/07/mixology-monday-wind-up-bird.html

Cheers!

EvergreenDan said...

Thanks for hosting, Fred. My submission is here:
http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail/choke-let-malt

I wish I could have done a better job with a photo and a nice write-up, but I'm traveling.

erik_flannestad said...

In which I attempt to throw an evil wrench into the proceedings:

http://savoystomp.com/2011/07/11/mxmo-lix-industrial-pale-fizz/

12bottlebar.com said...

Frederic - thanks for hosting! Here's ours:

http://12bottlebar.com/2011/07/11/mixology-monday-lix-brown-betty/

AJR said...

Here's my post. Thanks for hosting. Cheers!

http://donelikedundeegonelikegandhi.blogspot.com/2011/07/mxmo-white-trash-mimosa.html

Pantagruel said...

Here's my post with my two drinks (from TDN):

http://www.wordsmithingpantagruel.com/2011/07/mxmo-lix-beer-bruges-sling-beer-oclock.html

Thanks for hosting Frederic, looking forward to the roundup.

Colleen said...

I'm excited that my first MxMo involves beer! Here's my contributions (I made 3 drinks!)

http://thetipsyvixen.blogspot.com/2011/07/mxmo-lix-beer-cocktails.html

Dennis Schafer said...

Here is my submission.

http://adrinkontherocks.com/cocktails/mxmo-beer-cocktails/

Dave said...

Just under the midnight wire - PST. Thanks for hosting - wicked pissah theme!:

http://barmancometh.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/mxmo-lix-charentes-shrub/

pc said...

Wow, I'm done before midnight! Here's my beer/booze post: the Weissen Sour.

Thanks for hosting--

- pc

frederic said...

I probably won't start writing this post until Wednesday night, so late submissions are still gladly welcomed.

frederic said...

Mark via email (his comment wouldn't post):

Ok really pushing it I know, but Frederic said cutoff was 'when he
gets up' and I'm nit sure when that is.


My post on the "Beer Simple, Hop Compex" is at:
http://www.adrinkerspeace.com/post.xql?id={7741D8EB-B8C8-468D-AE7A-FEDCC7B25C9A}

Thanks for hosting!

Marc
www.adrinkerspeace.com

1022 South said...

I'm so bad at getting these in on time. Here's our contribution:
http://1022south.blogspot.com/2011/07/mxmo-beer.html

Thanks for hosting!