Mixology Monday: Spice — Cranberry Spice Sidecar

This month, Mixology Monday is hosted by Craig of Tiki Drink & Indigo Firmaments. The theme this time around is Spice. I use spices and herbs often in cocktails, so this theme gave me a chance to explore variations in my favorite recipes. My first thought was a cranberry variation on the Blackberry Gin Daisy […]

MxMo XXXII: Guilty Pleasures — Lynchburg Lemonade

It’s Mixology Monday again, hosted this time by my Gold Coast buddy Stevi Deter. Our theme this month is “Guilty Pleasures.” It’s tempting in these neo-Puritanical times to list all alcoholic beverages under such a category, but Stevi has something particular in mind: …in the world of cocktail bloggery, we are often pronouncing certain drinks, […]

Mixology Monday: Midori Melon Margarita

Midori Margarita, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey. It’s Mixology Monday, and this month’s host is Anna at Morsels and Musings. Our theme is fruit liqueurs, interpreted for this as "a sweet alcoholic beverage infused with fruits or fruit flavours." My immediate first thought for this theme was the bottle of Midori that has been languishing in […]

MxMo: Limit One, Irish Sazerac

This has been my most difficult Mixology Monday yet. The theme is "Limit: One," set by this month’s host, Kaiser Penguin. Rules Consume and write about your favorite, strongest drink. You know, the one that that is delightful, complex, and will leave you wanting to stay home from work the next day. It should contain […]