Monday, July 15, 2013

:: mixology monday announcement ::

MxMo LXXV: Flip Flop!

I thought of the theme for this month's Mixology Monday shortly after making the Black Rene, an obscure drink from Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars: 1903-1933. The combination of brandy, amber rum, lemon, and Maraschino was tasty, but I felt that the recipe could be improved if I swapped in different ingredients. Taking a page from Max Toste of Deep Ellum who converted the Black Devil into the White Devil, I flipped around the ingredients to be pisco, white rum, lime, and Maraschino instead. With this combination that I called the White Rene, the drink really sang but it was still recognizable as being an alteration of the original recipe. Others have done similar swaps with grand effect including the Bluegrass Mai Tai that that changes the two rums to two whiskeys and swaps lime for lemon from the classic while holding everything else the same.

Here's how to play:

• Find a recipe, either new or old, and switch around at least two of the ingredients to sister or cousin ingredients but holding the proportions and some of the ingredients the same. The new recipe should be recognizable as a morph of the old one when viewed side by side. Want to make an amaro version of a Vieux Carré or a new twist on a Negroni? Go for it!
• Make the drink -- and feel free to make the original one as well -- and then post the new and old recipes, a photo, and your thoughts about the libation and how it differs from the original on your blog or on eGullet's Spirits and Cocktails forum.
• Include in your post the MxMo logo and a link back to both the Mixology Monday and Cocktail Virgin 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 with the word "MxMo" somewhere in the subject line.

The due date is Monday, July 29th which I will interpret as whatever gets posted before I get home after my day bar shift on the 30th (yes, I will accept late entries but a deadline as a symbolic form of structure is needed for this sort of cat herding). Yes, we are doing this later in the month, but with Tales of the Cocktail this week, I figure this timing was the optimal so people could attend, recover, and still participate.

Cheers,
Frederic

22 comments:

Booze Nerds said...

Thanks for hosting! For this month's theme we give you the Sunbreak. A riff on the Fog Cutter. http://wp.me/p2Kswh-hY

temperedspirits.com said...

Thanks for hosting, Frederic!
Here's The Sheik, a Blood & Sand variation:
http://wp.me/p1Fl3I-Eg

putneyfarm.com said...

Hi Fred, Thanks for hosting. Here is our cocktails, please excuse the name, we couldn't resist.

http://putneyfarm.com/2013/07/27/mixology-monday-lxxv-cocktail-the-carlos-danger/

frederic said...

Just so I don't forget, here's my own contribution to the shindig:

http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2013/07/cocktail-la-salle.html

mike landers said...
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raffaelebellomi said...

hey Fred, thanx for hosting, here's my submission
Mixology Mondya, July theme
http://theshorterstraw.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/huevo-de-paloma-for-mxmo-lxxv/

Andrea said...

Great theme, Fred, and as always: Thanks for hosting.

http://www.ginhound.com/2013/07/el-ganso-mxmo-lxxv.html

Forrest Cokely said...

Thanks for hosting!
My offering is the 'Especial Azul Tren' http://adrinkwithforrest.blogspot.com/2013/07/mezcal-monday-4-amado-pina.html

Rowen said...

Heyya Frederic! Thanks for hosting. Got another Chancellor variation for mine:

http://foggedinlounge.blogspot.com/2013/07/mxmo-lxxv-flip-flop.html

ratedrcocktails said...

Hey Fred, thanks for hosting. I hope we can get some more hosts soon! I'd be happy to do it again.

http://ratedrcocktails.com/2013/07/29/plantersfreshfruit/

CT said...

Thanks Frederic for hosting! Great concept and a great excuse for me to make the Jalisco Sling, a "flip flopped" Singapore Sling. Cheers!

http://www.abarabovemixology.com/mxmo-flip-flop/

bartendingnotes said...

Here I 'm
http://bartendingnotes.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/mxmo-lxxv-flip-flop/
Saúde!

mike landers said...

For my drink, I recreated one of the most classic of all drinks, the Mint Julep. I grow lots of herbs and I am proud to present to you all the Anise Hyssop Julep. I realized my link didnt work so im trying it again. I just started this blog 2 weeks ago. I think mixology monday rulez! Grow. Eat. Mix. Drink.

frederic said...

Mike, don't worry. I figured it out pretty quickly earlier. Welcome aboard!

Elana said...

Thanks for hosting! Here is my cocktail for this month: http://stirandstrain.com/2013/07/29/pelee-sunset-cocktail/

A variation on Manhattan proportions. With Rum. Strong rhum.

drinkstraightup.com said...

Fred, thanks for keeping this thing going. Always a good time. Great theme btw... this one is a "Flip Flopped" Vieux Carre:

http://drinkstraightup.com/2013/07/29/summer-in-the-oid-square/

Raul Zelaya said...

so...I'm a little late...but I'm still crashing this party.
Cosmopolis

Muse of Doom said...

O Captain my Captain!

The party has searched far and wide and returned with treasure! This Penannular Brooch: http://feu-de-vie.blogspot.com/2013/07/mixology-monday-july-2013-flip-flop.html

Thanks for hosting!

Rafa García Febles said...

I present the Colossal Youth, a descendant of Colin Shearn's Transatlantic Giant substituting mezcal for bourbon, Campari for Cynar, and a quarter ounce of mole bitters for both a portion of crème de cacao and three dashes of Angostura. With a tip of the hat to Young Marble Giants: http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail/colossal-youth

Vidiot said...

Hope I can get in under the wire with the Oh Mai:
http://www.cocktailians.com/2013/07/mxmo-lxxv-oh-mai.html

Dagreb said...

One straggling cat here. Better late than never?
http://dagreb.blogspot.ca/2013/07/mix-moe-lxxv-flip-flop.html?m=0

tartinestotikis said...

I posted my entry yesterday and forgot to add it to your comment box... Here it is
http://tartinestotikis.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/you-only-live-twice/#comment-19

Thanks for hosting,
FrogPrincesse @TartinesToTikis