Happy Monday! We here at the farm are proudly hosting another Mixology Monday, the awesome online cocktail party. Here is this month’s theme, the due date is EOD 6/15 (but we tend to be a bit flexible with time here at the farm):
One of the best recent developments in the world of cocktails and spirits is the reemergence of regional, craft distillers. And we say “reemergence” because 100+ years ago, before the twin scourges of Prohibition and
virtual monopolization “industrialization”, distilling was often a truly local endeavor. Not so long ago, if you wanted some booze, it was often made in your neighborhood and for the tastes of the locals. Sadly, for a few generations, that wasn’t the case…
But, quite happily, those days are back. While we still get to enjoy quality national and global spirits, there are literally hundreds of local and regional distillers making some seriously tasty spirits…and now is the time for our monthly online cocktail party to send them some love.
Your quest is simple. Create a new cocktail, or refashion a classic, using your favorite “hometown hooch” (and we can expand the definition of “hooch” to include spirits, liqueurs, aperitifs and beer). Feel free to feature new distillers or local favorites that have withstood the test of time. And since part of the fun of cocktails is the story that comes with every drink, a little local flavor or history on your “hometown hooch” is very welcome.
You can get more scoops at the Mixology Monday announcement page but here are the basics:
- Find or create a recipe using some “hometown hooch”, then post the recipe, and include a photo and your remarks, on your blog, tumblr, or website. If you lack one of those, feel free to post on eGullet’s Spirits and Cocktails forum.
- Include the MxMo logo in your post plus links back to the Mixology Monday and Putney Farm sites. Once the roundup post is put up, updating your post to include a link to that one as well would be appreciated
- Let us know about your post by Monday night, June 15th by posting a link to your post in the comment section on his post or tweet us @putneyfarm.
Thanks for “playing” and thanks again to Fred Yarm at Cocktail
Virgin Slut for keeping the party going. Here are some bonus cocktail pics…
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Oh god yummy !!
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Stuart, here’s my contribution based on a local modern recreation of a bottled punch crafted here in Boston in the late 19th century:
Here’s another Boston-themed cocktail! http://www.garnishblog.com/2015/06/mixology-monday-boston-molassacre.html
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Seattle craft cocktail scene representing! I tried not to get too carried away, and manged to only make 2 submissions. Such fun!
Another MxMo entry with Boston-based Bully Boy and Somerville-centered St. Elder:
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Here’s our entry for this month. http://wp.me/p2Kswh-ch7 We cheated a bit because we have so many great local products, but hopefully you can forgive us. Thanks for hosting.
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Here is our contribution. Great theme!!! Thanks for hosting.
Loved the theme! Here is my local beach turned into a cocktail: http://www.ginhound.com/2015/06/the-beach.html
Thanks for hostning! And thanks for a great blog, by the way. Have tried many of your recipes (going for the brown butter chicken tomorrow).
Got the Little Rock Iced Tea up on Southern Ash using our first legal distillery after prohibition’s spirits – http://southernash.com/2015/06/mxmo-xcvii-little-rock-iced-tea/
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Been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to participate, but I just had to once I knew the theme at that Putney Farm would be behind it! Lots of local liquidity to choose from here in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a couple goes at the theme (and I swear the champagne was thought up after I read yours ;-)). Cheers!
Ha, I mean to say “before I read yours”…epic fail.
No problem. The peach sounds great- and Rose’ vermouth also sounds great- do you ship the vermouth to California? We have a thing for vermouth and aperitifs…thx
Sorry for being late :d
This is my contribution 🙂
Lots of thanks host
Last year I made a trip to Tuscany with my children. We are nature lovers and Tuscany is the ideal destination for this. We made many excursions in the Chianti and cities of art. We stayed in a farmhouse near St. Gimigano really nice; It called Torre Prima.
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