July 6, 2006
I'm excited to be hosting the next edition of Mixology Monday, the blog carnival featuring cocktails. The next show will be unveiled on Monday, July 17th. I've chosen lemons as the "theme" for it, and I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this classic cocktail fruit. Something cool and lemon-y should go well on a hot summer's night.
Lemons are, I think, my favorite cocktail mixer. I've written about the Sidecar before and it remains one of my all-time favorite cocktails. And getting to use Meyer Lemons, both fresh and even from a bottle, was a special treat this year, and I'm disappointed I don't have any more to use. I really thought they brought out the best in a cocktail, and I'm already looking forward to when they are back in season.
I'll have to roll out a new recipe for Mixology Monday, 5th edition. But I'm also looking forward to what others make using this wonderfully tart fruit. So get your entries in, either by emailing me or filling out the form on the Blogcarnival.com page by Sunday, July 16.
You can find last month's Mixology Monday on Jimmy's Cocktail Hour. Its theme was aperitifs and I added a taste of absinthe to it. Absinthe was highly regarded as an appetite enhancer, so it made the perfect aperitif if you could afford dinner, which many of the Paris Bohemians couldn't.