MxMo Oopsie, and heading into August

I blew it, but let me explain.

Every July for the past three years, I’ve volunteered to host Mixology Monday, which has usually occurred just before or immediately following Tales of the Cocktail. And every year, once the bustle and liquored-up frenzy of Tales rolls around, I ask myself, “What the hell was I thinking?”

The same goes for 2009. Too busy preparing for Tales to adequately promote it, Mixology Monday caught up with me while I was still trying to recover and get caught up from the event. And so it rolled on by….

Anyway, apologies to all for the MxMo-free July, but I’m thinking it might not be such a bad idea to take July off in the years to come.

And so, moving into August — here comes MxMo XLI. Our kind host for the August 10 edition is Amelia at Felicia’s Speakeasy, and for this round the topic is — ready for it? — VODKA IS YOUR FRIEND. Yes! We’ve dismissed it, we’ve disdained it, we’ve smeared its name across the Internet; now it’s time to take a step back and see what we can do. As our host explains:

The theme of August 10th’s Mixology Monday is “Vodka is Your Friend.” The recent high profile bashings of vodka interspersed with a few weak “yeah, buts…” left me wondering, is vodka the axis of evil, our most dangerous enemy? While it may not be the life of the party, experts agree: Vodka’s obituary does not have to be written just yet.

So suck it up, people, and let’s see if we can make something respectable out of the best-selling spirit in the U.S. (and, I dunno, probably lots of other places as well). Here’s how to participate:

  • Find or create a cocktail that contains vodka as one of its ingredients.
  • Email the host a link to your post before midnight on Monday, August 10 (amelia AT atomicloungeithaca DOT com) –or- post a link to your blog as a comment on the host’s announcement post.
  • Post your recipe and reasonings on your blog along with a drink photo. Make sure to include a link to Felicia’s Speakeasy (our host) and Mixology Monday, as well as the MxMo logo.

See you there–

3 Responses to MxMo Oopsie, and heading into August

  1. Flavored vodkas…permissible or off limits? Are we going for just classic, clean straight-forward “little water” here, or are various flavored versions allowed as well?

  2. I actually totally forgot about the MxMo as i was still in the US. Its not a bad idea at all to have a MxMo free July but next year the Tales is at the end of July so maybe a MxMo free august wouldn´t be a bad idea?


  3. Can’t we just wait about ten more years for this topic? Shouldn’t other liquors & liqueurs have there time? Vodka has had it’s time for at least the last fifty years or so. Cheers. Brant

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