Now that Halloween is wrapped up, it’s time to start looking down the road to Thanksgiving, the holidays and beyond. As we approach this busy and festive season, it’s a good idea to mark a few significant dates on the calendar so they don’t get lost in the shuffle, and in these parts some of the most important dates are upcoming Mixology Mondays.
- Mixology Monday IX takes place November 13 over at A Dash of Bitters. Our kind host, Michael Dietsch, has suggested a theme of Bitters. I think this can be a really exciting event — whether you’re blogging about a bitters-laden staple like an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan, a homemade batch of bitters, a cocktail including beverage bitters such as Campari, Cynar or Aperol, or anything in between, there should be a lot of great drinks coming out of MxMoIX. Michael’s announcement post is here; be sure to let him know of your post by November 13.
- Mixology Monday X is scheduled for December 11; our host for the final MxMo of 2006 will be Brenda over at The Spirit World. Suitably for the season, Brenda has chosen Drinks for a Festive Occasion for her theme. Stay tuned for a more extensive posting on this event as the date grows closer, but start thinking about your favorite drinks for winter celebrations.
- Kicking off 2007 is Mixology Monday XI on January 15, hosted by the good folks over at Imbibe Unfiltered. As winter tightens its grip (at least up here in the Northern Hemisphere — the Australians taught me a lesson during the “Summer” MxMo), it’s time to fight back, so the theme for this event will be Winter Warmers. More details to come as we head toward the new year.
So take part, and help out — post notices for these events on your own blogs (cocktail-related or not), and spread the word about the party. We’ve had a great turnout these past few months, so let’s end the year with a bang.
Questions? Volunteers for February and beyond? You know where to find me —