by Pink Lady
Here ye, here ye! LUPEC Boston is proud to announce that the March edition of Mixology Monday will be hosted right here, at our virtual home.
Mixology Monday is a monthly online cocktail party that unites cocktail enthusiasts from around the globe. Drinkers come together to share cocktail recipes and related information in this friendly online environment, focusing thinking and drinking on a different theme each month. Previous MxMo’s have included Hard Drinks for Hard Times, Broaden Your Horizons, Spice, and Guilty Pleasures. Our party’s theme is “First Time”.
This event was inspired by a chance encounter I had with an almost-famous Christian rock musician who, at age 32, had never had a cocktail. “I’d like to try one sometime,” he said, “What do you think I should have?”
It’s an excellent question, and one I though best vetted by wide audience of experts: What drink do you suggest for the delicate palate of the cocktail neophyte? Something boozy and balanced, sure – but one wrong suggestion could relegate the newbie to a beer-drinker’s life. To which go-to cocktails do you turn to when faced with the challenge?
Here’s how to play:
- By Monday, March 9 mix, drink, and write about a good gateway drink for the cocktail virgin.
- Let us know your homework is done by sending a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Or leave a comment here with the link to your post.
- No blog? No problem! Thanks to our good friends at eGullet’s Spirits & Cocktails Forum, every month non-bloggers are invited to chip in their post in a designated thread on the forum. You’ll need to be signed up with eGullet; head on over there for details.
- Link back to LUPEC Boston as well as the Mixology Monday site, so as to help spread the gospel of MxMo. Please include the MxMo logo in your post, too, for consistency’s sake.
We’ll post a round-up as soon as possible after MxMo, so you can compare notes. The ladies of LUPEC aspire to try as many of your drinks as possible, but you may have to check back for coverage of that experiment.
We’ll also compile both a Master List and a Short List of gateway cocktails to send to the Cocktail Virgin who inspired this whole mess. You can check back for that story as it unfolds, too.
Go forth and mix! We can’t wait to taste your beautiful cocktails.