Just a reminder that next Monday, October 15, is Mixology Monday. Hosting this round will be Natalie over at The Liquid Muse, and for this edition Natalie has chosen Pairings. As in “food and cocktail” pairings — Natalie’s putting the whole “what to drink with what you eat” concept into practice, asking participants to put together a favorite food & cocktail combo.
This should be an interesting one — some drink bloggers (me, for instance) may be pulled a little out of their comfort zone, while food bloggers may see this as a crossover opportunity. If your skills or interests don’t extend that far beyond the bar, though, you can still play along — there’s no rule that says this has to be something you make yourself, at home. If you have a particular happy hour combo you like to grab after work, by all means share it with everyone (figuratively speaking, of course — you can still keep your plate of seared scallops all to yourself).
While it’s not unusual for me to come up with a Mixology Monday drink on the fly, I need to do some advance planning for this, and probably make a special trip to the grocery store. Or, I could stick with the tried and true, like breaking out salted nuts from Trader Joe’s and a chunk of suspicious-looking cheese that’s been kicking around the fridge for a couple of weeks, and go from there. Let’s see what happens on Monday.
AND, while you’re here, keep in mind that: