Monday, October 1, 2012

Mixology Monday Announcement! MxMo LXVI: Bein' Green

Mixology Monday took a sabbatical for a spell earlier this year, but last month Frederic from Cocktail Virgin Slut revived our monthly online cocktail party, relieving our esteemed captain Paul Clarke by both manning the helm and hosting the first MxMo since Feb with his "Equal Parts" theme. It's now October, and I've enlisted to host this month's MxMo, with the theme: (it's not easy) "Bein' Green."
With the warm days of summer now fading off into the distance in our rear view mirrors, let's pay one last tribute to the greens of summer before the frosts come and our outdoor herb gardens give up the ghost for the winter. For our theme for this month, I have chosen: (it's not easy) "Bein' Green." (Perchance due in no small part to my predilection for Green Chartreuse.) I'm giving you a wide berth on this one, anything using a green ingredient is fair play. There's not only the aforementioned Chartreuse; how about Absinthe Verte, aka the green fairy. Or Midori, that stuff is pretty damn green. Crème de menthe? Why not? Douglas Fir eau de vie? Bring it! Apple schnapps? Uh...well...it is green. I suppose if you want to try to convince me it makes something good you can have at it. But it doesn't have to be the liquor. Limes are green. So is green tea. Don't forget the herb garden: mint, basil, cilantro, you name it - all fair game. There's also the veritable cornucopia from the farmers market: green apples, grapes, peppers, olives, celery, cucumbers...you get the idea. Like I said, wide berth. Base, mixer, and or garnish; if it's green it's good. Surprise me. Use at least one, but the more the merrier.
As usual, here's how to play:
  • Find or concoct a drink recipe that uses at least one green ingredient or significant garnish
  • Make the drink, and post a photo, the recipe, and any thoughts or commentary you have on your blog, or alternatively to this thread on eGullet's Spirits and Cocktails forum (if you have no blog)
  • Include in your post the above MxMo logo, as well as a link back to both the Mixology Monday site and this post on Wordsmithing Pantagruel. 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 Oct 15th) by posting a link to your post in the comment section on this post (preferred), or by gmail to wordsmithingpantagruel.
  • Most importantly, have fun.
Do all that by midnight Monday Oct 15th and then check back here for a roundup post including all submissions. (As long as you get it in by the time I get around to finishing the roundup post, I'll try to include any stragglers.)

Remember, it's not easy bein' green, take Kermit's word for it:

ps Did you know that "Bein' Green" was covered by Sinatra?

UPDATE: I've finished the roundup post, check out all 37 contributors there; we got some great drinks!

44 comments:

  1. Green, eh? I may have to use my shiso leaf infused rum after all. To think I was going to pour it down the sink...

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    1. pour it down the sink? It sounds delicious to me. I did a geranium infused rum once, it made for quite an interesting daiquiri with lots of grassy notes

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  2. Hi Ed, here's my MxMo post

    http://cocktailsincardiff.tumblr.com/

    cheers
    Mark

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    1. Excellent, you are officially the first entry. (And thus early enough that I should have time to actually try your delicious looking drink before I do the roundup post.)

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  3. I shall be second.

    http://dagreb.blogspot.ca/2012/10/mxmo-el-eks-vee-ai-bein-green.html

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    1. Third, haresfur beat you to #2 on egullet. I gotta go harvest some shiso before the rain starts out here...

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  4. For your consideration the Rainier Sunset http://boozenerds.com/2012/10/07/rainier-sunset-its-actually-pretty-good-being-green/

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  5. Thanks for hosting.

    http://thepocketsquare.ca/2012/10/08/pepinosalvia/

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  6. Hi Ed!
    Many thanks for hosting.

    My MixMo post is here
    http://maltypuppy.com/lang/en-en/2012/10/mxmo-lxvi-bein-green-octobers-still-green

    Hope you like it

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  7. Dear Mr Green Jeans:

    Green huh? Okay. I'll play.
    http://www.kindredcocktails.com/cocktail/bad-word

    And thanks for hosting, Ed. We appreciate the work involved.

    Dan Chadwick

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  8. Hi Ed,

    Here's my addition to the contest:

    http://901cocktails.com/blog/?p=28

    Cheers,
    Stew Ellington

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  9. Hello all,

    This is my first submission, and I'm excited to be a part of it! Here's a Green Chartreuse, Mezcal cocktail, La Ultima Palabra.

    Thanks for hosting, Ed!

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  10. Is the final drink suppose to be green, or just use green ingredients?

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    1. No requirements on final color, as long as it uses something green it's good.

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  11. Cheers, Ed!
    http://shakestrainandsip.blogspot.com/#!/2012/10/green-with-envy.html

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  12. GOOD SIR: http://spiritedremix.blogspot.com/2012/10/mxmo-lxvi-it-aint-easy-bein-green.html

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  13. Hello,

    For my first contribution, I purpose a cockatil with basilic ^_^ (text is in french) : http://lescocktailsdalexandre.com/blog/a-la-carte/floc-beauty

    Thanks for hosting, Ed!

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  14. I've thrown my hat into the ring.

    http://theginisin.com/mixology/september-frost-cocktail-or-it-aint-easy-being-green/

    Look forward to seeing everyone's entries.

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  15. hey guys good job everyone and here's my post for MxMo

    http://theshorterstraw.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/recycle-for-mxmo-lxvi/

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  16. Wow, so many already!

    Here's mine:

    http://theboolion.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/tea-infused-scotch-the-sucha-rob-roy-mxmo/

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  17. So happy somebody got around to this! I've meant to submit a similar idea all summer. Here's my submission, Endless Summer: http://mixitupcincinnati.blogspot.com/2012/10/endless-summer-aka-mxmo-lxvi-bein-green.html

    Cheers!
    Lindsay

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  18. I'm glad I'm not late to the party, So I brought two for the price of one. Great Theme Ed thanks for hosting!

    http://ratedrcocktails.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/mxmo-green-and-ghoulie-with-the-deserted-plantation/

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  19. Hi Ed, thanks for hosting. My entry is below.

    http://www.thespeakista.com/2012/10/mxmo-lxvi-bein-green-going-green-well-sorta/

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  20. Thanks for hosting, Ed! Here's my entry:

    http://temperedspirits.com/2012/10/14/mxmo-lxvi-bein-jacques-in-the-green/

    Cheers!

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  21. Thanks for hosting, here's my entry from the eldritch deep.
    http://drinksburgh.blogspot.com/2012/10/mxmo-bein-green.html

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  22. Thanks for hosting Ed!

    Here's my contribution:

    http://acthedore.tumblr.com/post/33613422847/mixologymondaylxvi

    Cheers,
    Andrew

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  23. Hope it is still time

    http://bartendingnotes.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/mxmo-lxi-its-not-easy-bein-green/

    Cheers!

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  24. It didn't turn out as green as I hoped, but a Tequila Gimlet with freshly made lime syrup. http://southernash.com/2012/10/mxmo-being-green-tequila-gimlet/

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  25. Here's my entry. It's a...well, it's a doozy:

    http://feu-de-vie.blogspot.com/2012/10/mixology-monday-october-2012-bein-green.html

    Cheers and thanks for hosting!

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  26. It's not very green, but there were green ingredients, promise
    http://sybarwand.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/mxmo-lxvi-it-aint-easy-being-green.html

    Enjoy

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  27. Just in time:
    http://measureandstir.com/2012/10/15/mixology-monday-its-not-easy-bein-green/
    Thanks for hosting!

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  28. Thanks for hosting. Great theme. Here is our post:

    http://putneyfarm.com/2012/10/15/mixology-monday-bein-green-cocktails/

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  29. Thanks Ed very much for the theme and organizing, my contribution here - http://theventuremixologist.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-stalker.html

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  30. Forgive me, but I may have misread this: "midnight" Monday being the midnight passed or the midnight to come?

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    1. The soft "deadline" is still a few hours off, midnight EST Monday night, but I won't get to finishing the roundup until tomorrow evening at the earliest, so no worries if you're a bit late. Any submission before I'm done with the roundup I'll try to include.

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  31. Well, in before the soft deadline! Thanks for hosting; this theme was a lot of fun!

    http://theliquidcultureproject.com/2012/10/15/mixology-monday-green-eggs-and-ham/

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  32. Thanks for hosting. Here is my entry: http://wp.me/p22sZg-kc

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  33. You get to be my first MixMo! You can find me at:
    http://twosheetsinthewind.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/271/

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  34. It's too easy, but I went with Green Chartreuse.

    http://cocktailchem.blogspot.com/2012/10/mixology-monday-lxvi-its-not-easy-bein.html

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  35. I'm very excited to test out a peapod-infused vodka for my first time participating in MxMo! Thanks for the fun theme.
    http://boozedandinfused.com/2012/10/15/mixology-monday-bein-green/

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  36. Ok, starting on the roundup post, looks like we've got 37 participants, including at least 4 first timers!

    If there are any stragglers out there, post comment away, I'll still include you if it's here before I finish. I was never a stickler for rules anyway.

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  37. in case anyone missed it late last night (it took quite a while!), the roundup is done: http://www.wordsmithingpantagruel.com/2012/10/mixology-monday-lxvi-bein-green-roundup.html

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