Following up on my last post, I’ve thought for a while that it’d be great to have a regular event in the fine cocktails and mixology community that would provide a way for readers and participants to explore some really great drinks and have a good time. Drawing on the examples established by the food blog community, with events such as Is My Blog Burning? and Wine Blogging Wednesday, I propose the start of Mixology Monday.
As with these other events, the goal for Mixology Monday is simple: Bloggers and other participants focus on a predetermined theme for each scheduled event, then blog about that theme by a certain date (being sure to notify the event host of their relevant post). Following that date, the host compiles a link-rich roundup of the event, and posts it on his or her blog. Couldn’t be easier.
The first round of Mixology Monday will be held Monday, April 24. I have offered to host this inaugural event and–following notes of interest from Rick at Kaiser Penguin and Darcy at The Art of Drink–the first event will be themed Pastis. Mix with it, drink it straight with a little ice water, or use it to soak your contact lenses, let’s hear what you’re doing with this intricate liqueur (or, if you can’t stand that whole anise-thing, let’s hear about that too–be assured you’re not alone).
Mull it over, sip a little Ricard to get your juices flowing, and put up your post by midnight on April 24 (be sure to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org that you’ve done it so I don’t leave anybody out. No blog? No problem–just e-mail me the whole thing and I’ll stick it with the rest). I’ll pull together a roundup within a day or two after the event closes.
Who’s with me? Chime in and spread the word. Let’s see how many Herbsaint-addled posts we can throw at Technorati in one day.
[also contributing to the fun, Mike over at Days that end in Y has established a page at Blog Carnival for a weekly blog event that spans the drink spectrum. Check it out.]
UPDATE: Thanks to Darcy at The Art of Drink for designing the spiffy logo.
UPDATE II: I’ll keep updating this post as new MxMo events are scheduled and posted, so using the permalink for this post should keep you clued in as to the current state of MxMo events.
MxMoXVII – July 16, 2007
Host: The Cocktail Chronicles
Topic: Blog Love
Roundup Permalink: The Mushiest MxMo Ever
MxMoXXVII – May 12, 2008
Host: Trader Tiki
Roundup Permalink: TK
MxMoXXVIII – June, 2008
Host: Scofflaw’s Den
Roundup Permalink: TK
UPDATE June 2008 – This schedule is now being updated at mixologymonday.com. Head over there for archives and details on upcoming events.