Welcome to another episode of Mixology Monday, a monthly gathering of cocktail cravers and lurking readers all excited to work their magical riffs on the latest theme. We are proud to be your hosts and join in some small way with the many great names that came before us. Fred Yarm, revived this monthly party , and the community has come back in force. Surely he’s going to get hate mail for letting me host but hey he already agreed, so lets get on with the blurb.
Lets face it the holidays suck, yeah I said it. You put yourself in debt buying crap people will have forgotten about in a month. You drive around like a jackass to see people you don’t even like, or worse they freeload in your house. Your subjected to annoying music, and utterly fake, forced kindness and joy. Plus if you work retail your pretty much in hell, so don’t we all deserve a good stiff drink? So for this Mixology Monday unleash your inner Grinch. Mix drinks in the spirit of Anti-Christmas. They can be really bitter and amaro filled. They filled with enough booze to make you pass out in a tinsel covered Scrooge heap. They could be a traditional holiday drink turned on it’s ear. Or they could be a tribute to your favorite holiday villain. If you celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa then you still suffer through the holidays, so feel free to join in with your Anti-Holiday drink as well. Whatever it is add a hearty “Humbug!” and make your drink personify everything annoying or fake about the holidays.
So you wanna play? It’s easy, just follow these rules:
- Create or find a drink that is Anti-Holiday Season, or personifies your favorite Holiday Villain.
- Make a drink with a photo and list the recipe with your thoughts on the drink and theme. Post it up on your blog or on egullet’s Spirit’s and Cocktails Forum if you don’t have one.
- Add the MxMo logo or our grinchy MxMo logo into your post. Don’t forget to include a link to Mixology Monday, Rated R Cocktails, and a mention for us both. Once the Roundup is up, do me a solid and post a link back to it.
- Finally you gotta let me know about your submission. So comment on this post with a link to your entry (preferred), or Tweet me @RatedRCocktails (Also good). Or if you must gmail me at ratedrcocktails. Do all this before Midnight on December 17th. The roundup will go up Tuesday the 18th sometime in the afternoon.
Now get to mixing, lets rock the last days of this year with epic booze. Don’t let the year go out on a wimpy note, I know your all up to the test. We’ll be raging against the holidays all month and we’ll MxMo again at the Roundup.
“You Get Hammered America!” – JFL