Monday, February 11, 2008

Mixology Monday - Variations Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone for participating in this month's Mixology Monday. My inbox
was absolutely flooded with links to all the great posts.

One guy in Oregon really knows how to bring his name to the top of the list. He spends a few paragraphs just talking about how great I am. What a guy! Before I get to him though, I wanted to mention a few of the first-timers.

Esquire magazine has re-tooled the awesome Drinks Database and Dave Wondrich has started a new Esquire Drink Blog with a Mixology Monday post on the Hot Pink Handgun.

First timer Sunday Cook, takes the pain out of tax time with the AMT Cocktail.

Felicia's Atomic Lounge's first Mixology Monday post includes the most interesting Cosmo recipe I've seen.

Brian at avenue food brings the 1794 which is a cool San Francisco
variation on the Manhattan.

Before I get to that great guy in Oregon I wanted to run through a few of the veterans as well:

Cameron and Anita bring out Hot Toddy's in all their variations.

Anna Volena presents the variations of Lillet. MetaGrrrl also brings out the Lillet for the BYP and a few of Chuck's variations also call for Lillet.

Jay explores the degrees of separation.
I must be connected to Jay by somewhat less than six degrees. gets into the spirit with a riff on the classic G&T.

East meets west via Dr. Bamboo. The good doctor provides another stunning illustration as well.

Darcy's done it again. His Tequila Maria sounds really good and showcases his creative skill perfectly.

TraderTiki has got a rundown on Mai Tai variations. Craig's got an awesome photo and another group of tiki variations.

Doug over at the Pegu Blog has an entry that involves bottles that wear little hats!

Anna from Morsels and Musings provides an interesting tweak on the Sidecar. (My post also looked at several Sidecar recipes.)

Lance refers to some of the variations being explored by the new Oregon Bartenders Guild.

Ten, count 'em, ten variations on the Gin Fizz.

Variations on the Blue Blazer by Ian.

Haalo provides a variation on the Cosmo.

Scomorokh presents the Long Island Iced Tea and all the variations thereof.

Robert wants to have the last word, his way.

Cynthia's got all the details on the Brandy Alexander, and includes a video.

That guy who goes around insulting other cocktail writers (and founder of a little thing called Mixology Monday by the way) features the Oaxaca Old Fashioned. RumDood also brings us something Old Fashioned.

Jamie Boudreau and Jacob Grier both take a look at one of my favorites.

The Scofflaw's Den has some sunrise variations and a bronx cocktail and a Suffering Bastard.

The ladies of LUPEC Boston are extremely excited about the new availability of Creme de Violette.

The Opinionated Alchemist, AKA Dominik MJ, brings out the "lady" drinks.

[I screwed that up good.]
Sonja covered all the "Lady" drinks at Thinking of Drinking.

The opinionated alchemist has the gorgeous OP|AL Basin Street Cocktail.

A variation on the Maiden's Prayer:

Keith enhances the bitter in his Negroni .

Before I get to that top guy, I wanted to bring in all the posts that Erik has collected from eGullet members:

Katie Loeb, (aka KatieLoeb,) making a variation on the Moscow Mule,
called the Mumbai Mule.

Janet Zimmerman, (aka JAZ,) making a variation on the Last Word called
the Closing Remark.

Mike S. made a variation on the Rusty Nail called the Silver Nail.

Erik Ellestad, (aka eje,) made a variation on the Bull-Dog called the
Dozier Cooler.

Andy Arrington, (aka thirtyoneknots,) made a variation on the
Floradora he calls The Floradora, Imperial Style.

Dave Scantland, (aka Dave the Cook,) made a variation on the Paradise
cocktail called the Paradise Regained.

Bonus midnight Sidecar variation from Andy Arrington.

So that's it. Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's Mixology Monday.
Oh yes, before I forget, Jeffrey Morgenthaler's post is here. Thanks for saying all that nice stuff about me, Jeff.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

These wrap-ups sure are getting long, aren't they?

I meant every nice thing I said about you. But then again, I might have been three drinks deep. Who knows?

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Jimmy for host! It was great roundup. I had a lot of fun and great expirience from it.

By the way, my nickname is scomorokh, I am owner of the


1:20 PM  
Blogger erik.ellestad said...

Wow, great turn out, Mr. Patrick!

One more late post from eGullet member bostonapothecary which is a variation on the Lone Tree Cocktail: Lone Tree Variation.


1:20 PM  
Blogger ~Sonja~ said...

Hi Jimmy,

Thanks for hosting. I had posted mine in the comments earlier, but its not in the list - its at


2:21 PM  
Blogger Who is Felicia? said...

Jimmy, you throw a swell party. Mixology Mondays has become one of Felicia's new addictions.

(of Felicia's Speakeasy, a self-centered and alcohol-centric online publication of Felicia's Atomic Lounge)

2:33 PM  
Blogger Who is Felicia? said...

Hi Jimmy,

You throw a swell party! Mixology Monday has become one of Felicia's new addictions.

(of Felicia's Speakeasy, a self-centered and alcohol-centric online publication of Felicia's Atomic Lounge)

2:35 PM  
Blogger jimmyp said...

Sorry about that Sonja,
I looked at your post and somehow thought it was Dominick's.

I updated the post with the correct links.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Sunday Cook said...

Thanks for hosting Jimmy. I'm thrilled to be in such great company for my first MxMo. Bring on March!

6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to F*&! it up, Patrick!

Oh, wait, I thought you were from the Times.

That's a new record - thanks for hosting!

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a turn out! Thanks for hosting Jimmy - lots of great entries, and a few new blogs for my feed reader. As if I didn't have enough already...

4:21 PM  
Blogger nerdling said...

Argh! My stupid feed aggregator has been screwing things up for the past two weeks, and I totally missed the fact that this week was MxMo!

Le sigh. This is what happens when work gets too busy to spend an hour surfing cocktail blogs every day.

5:19 PM  
Blogger jimmyp said...

nerdling, only an hour?

11:11 PM  
Blogger Lis Riba said...

BTW, any word on topic or timing or... turf... for the next Mixology Monday?

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can't believe i flaked on mxmo - oops... gotta mark the next one on my calendar... it must have taken two days to write this baby up!

7:56 PM  
Blogger said...

Oh damn! I missed this one. What a great line up.

8:24 PM  
Blogger keith waldbauer said...

a great idea, and a wonderful turn-out. finally getting a chance to read through these and am thoroughly enjoying them....

11:07 AM  

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