Either way this months Mixology Monday is a chance to live those emotions out.
You can dazzle us with a brilliant blue drink or you can share that blue feeling with a melancholic drink ?
Blue has been predicted as a new cocktail trend several times in recent years, and I have seen it on several menus, but more as a ironic statment than wholeheartedly love. I will say however that the Shark I had this October at PDT tasted like love to me.
But any mixer of blue drinks is faced with a bit of a dilemma as there is nothing “natural” about E133 - the most common of blue food colors: Do I really want to mix chemicals into my prefect mixture of fresh juices and good booze.
Feel free to interpert blue as freely as you wish - if natural is the way you want to go blueberries, violets, cornflower or red cabbage could be good ingredients to work with.
Me? I just started my homemade blue curacao - as seen in the photo above. And I am prepared to go all in with E133.
Here's how to play:
- Find or develope a recipe that demonstrates your take on the theme of blue
- Make the drink and then post the recipe, a photo, and your thoughts about the drink on your blog, tumblr, or website 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 Ginhound sites. And once the round-up is posted, a link to that summary post would be appreciated.
- Provide a link to your submission in the comment section here, tweet me at @husejer, or send an email to andreadoria56-at-gmail.com.
- The due date is Monday, January 26th and as I am in Copenhagen, Denmark I will interpret it as before midnight here. If your late send me and email, and I will include your entry in the round-up.
Double the pleasure, double the fun:ReplyDelete
the Blue Peter (boozy):
the Blue Girl (mockail):
I made this a lot harder than it should have been, but, as always it was fun! Thanks for hosting. Here is our entry: http://docelliott.net/2015/01/24/mxmo-xciii-blue-blueberry-sage-gin-and-tonic/ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting! Here's a link to the lavender old-fashioned. I had trouble with the links in the text and will try to relink in a bit. http://rejiggered.tumblr.com/ReplyDelete
The Flowering Quince, sure to help you shake off your blueshttps://drinkshrubs.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/mixology-monday-goodbye-blues-2/ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting this month, you can see mine here:ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting!!ReplyDelete
Here's my MxMo: An English Sailor. http://homebargirl.com/2015/01/26/mxmo-an-english-sailor/ReplyDelete
Thank you.This theme makes me deliriously happy!ReplyDelete
I didn't run into any hitches this time and with a dose of classicism & Shakespeare, may I present the Badges of Woe - http://southernash.com/2015/01/mxmo-mciii-badges-of-woe/ReplyDelete
Just Bluing around over here. thanks for hosting! http://ratedrcocktails.com/2015/01/26/mxmo-blue-silk-and-surf/ReplyDelete
Great theme and thanks for hosting. We couldn't resist usingthe blue Curacao...so here you go:ReplyDelete
Fun theme! I enjoyed trying push myself creatively. I'm now inspired to start a whole series of color inspired cocktails... Cheers!ReplyDelete
Hey there, Andrea: thanks for hosting! Here's my entry, the Blue Sky:ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting Andrea! Here's a little Azulandro: http://feu-de-vie.blogspot.com/2015/01/mixology-monday-january-2015-blue.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting, here's my share http://arcanepotions.blogspot.com/2015/01/mxmo-blue-sapphire-shards.htmlReplyDelete
I know I'm super late! Can you still take this entry? Thank you for hosting, and Happy Ginuary!ReplyDelete
Better late than never... here is my post with my reflections on the Aviation cocktail.ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting!