With the Halloween-esque drink monster-themed MxMo: Mashups under our belt and hopefully in our drink creating tool belt, it’s time to look to November which often begins the family season that begins with Home Coming at schools, Thanksgiving, and later the end of December holidays. And what does family mean besides drinking? I mean, eating together. Why can’t we do both? Perhaps introducing our host, Gary of the Doc Elliott’s Mixology blog, might make this idea better understood.
This month’s theme slated for November 21st is one that will get you thinking about what to serve your friends and families during those earlier get togethers. That meal we call brunch or that Gary calls “bacon, eggs, and booze” (which strangely leaves out coffee!). Please read Gary’s full announcement post, but here is a brief description:
Well, it’s autumn, with falling temperatures and falling leaves, kiddos and costumes and far too many treats. Looming are the next set of holidays, the serious ones complete with feasts, gifts, parties and gatherings of family and friends. One perennial problem is: what to do with guests the morning after, or the morning of, or the morning before? Well, you get the idea. Think BRUNCH. You could take them out, (expensive), but brunch food is easy, so fire up the cook top and make some bacon and eggs, or whatever appeals to you on Pinterest! But, remember the Law of the Universe: “A brunch without booze is just a sad, late breakfast!” So, the theme for Mixology Monday CXIII is Bacon, Eggs and Booze. There are a lot of brunch cocktails. A search of “brunch cocktails” yields over 43 million hits on Google. But I have confidence that the Mixology Monday crowd can craft some amazing cocktails to dazzle their gang. I have only one limiting rule in this month’s theme: enter at least one cocktail that does not have champagne. Beyond that, ready, set, create!
When I worked brunches at previous restaurant, it felt like the Zombie horde. They would be lining up at the locked door before we were open and desperate to come in. Plus, no one at brunch was happy for they had to get dressed, travel, and wait before they could get their first tastes of food, booze, and caffeine that they definitely needed two hours before. At my current job, I was tasked with coming up with brunch drinks to sooth these masses, although I have only worked two Sunday morning shifts to date. With that, I’ve gotten into some forms of brunch drinks although I still have nightmares from working that Mother’s Day shift when mommy(s) really needed a drink… Briefly, here’s how to participate:
- Find or concoct a recipe that elevates brunch to new heights (there must be at least one non-sparkling wine drink in the mix), 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 Doc Elliott’s Mixology sites. Once the roundup post is put up, updating your post to include a link to that one as well would be appreciated.
- Submit your link as a comment on the announcement post or by tweeting @docscocktails the link with the hashtag #MxMo on Twitter by Monday, November 21st.
That gives us all 2 weeks to figure out how our own culture drinks its morning medicine or others. A Bloody Mary tour of the world? Epic! Bright citrussy cocktails? Nice. Milk +/- egg breakfasts in a glass? Good show, my chap. I look forward to seeing what you guys can muster up!