Announcing Mixology Monday LXX: Inverted

Happy Mixology Monday.

Happy Mixology Monday.

Here at Putney Farm we enjoy our cocktails, but we also farm and cook. A while ago, while researching Julia Child’s recipes, we noticed that she was well-known for enjoying “upside-down” or “inverted” Martini’s (God bless her). This is a version of the classic cocktail that swaps the ratios of gin and vermouth, turning the Martini into something of a “long drink”. And if you are cooking for hours at a time (or gardening with a cocktail- something we highly recommend), the Inverted Martini is a very tasty drink.

We wondered if we could apply the same “inverted” approach to Mixology Monday and, at first, didn’t think it would work. But then we asked ourselves, what does “inverted” really mean? Well, here is the definition:
  1. To turn inside out or upside down
  2. To reverse the position, order, or condition of
Hmm…it appears that the definition is pretty broad. It seems that “inverted” really just means something “flipped on its head”. And that can mean almost anything, and leaves plenty of room for creativity. So we are going with the “inverted” theme.  You can invert the ratios of spirits, liqueurs or bitters in a cocktail, but we suggest you go beyond that and “invert” whatever you want. Spirits, name, ingredients, proof, color, geography, garnish and glassware are all fair game.  An apéritif made with Navy-Strength booze? Give it a try. A beer-based cocktail that tastes like champagne? Sure. A clear Manhattan? Worth a shot (and good luck with that). The only thing we expect is the unexpected. Have fun.
Here are the particulars:
  • Find a drink recipe or create one that “inverts” the ingredients or other elements of the cocktail. Write up the recipe and your thoughts about the drink, add a picture or two, and post it on your own blog, Tumblr, or eGullet’s Spirits and Cocktails forum. If you don’t have any other way of posting, you can also email us at stewartbputney (at) gmail (dot) com.
  • Include in your post the MxMo logo and a link back to both the Mixology Monday and Putney Farm sites. And once the round-up is posted, a link to that summary post would be most appreciated.
  • Get your submission in by February 18th. Any time of day is fine and we are happy to take a few stragglers.

Thanks again to Fred Yarm at Cocktail Virgin Slut for keeping Mixology Monday going.

As for us, we would certainly like to “invert” the outcome of the Super Bowl. Oh well. And here are some more photos. Just because.mixologymixology9mixology1mixology8mixology6mixology10mixology5

64 thoughts on “Announcing Mixology Monday LXX: Inverted

  1. Whoo Hoo! I like Mixology Monday much better than Meatless Monday. 🙂 I’m not much of a cocktail maker, just like to sip them. However, my sister is quite the cocktail mixer and she gave me the recipe for a French 75, which I love. I’ll have to invert this recipe and see what I come up with. 🙂

  2. PutneyFarm, We agree that inverting the results of the SuperBowl would be excellent indeed. Alas, we were thinking of with coming up with a Monday Mourning Cocktail, but perhaps we’ll focus our energy on an inverted cocktail (or cover both). A white (or clear) Vieux Carré might be in order in keeping with the NOLA theme, and because white is the color of mourning in many countries (other than the US that is).

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