Bet you thought I’d forgotten about it, huh?
No, just running behind on getting the details together — but never fear, there is a September Mixology Monday coming along soon — September 28, to be precise. The hosts for this round of MxMo are the good folks over at eGullet (led by group manager Chris Amirault), and the topic Chris has chosen is Dizzy Dairy. In his words:
Any drink using a dairy product is fair game: milk, cream, eggs, butter, cheese, yogurt, curds, you name it. Given the importance of dairy products in drinks dating back centuries, there are lots of opportunities for digging through vintage receipts for a taste of the past, and as always innovation is highly encouraged.
We hope that you’ll measure out your portions as best you’re able: better to indicate a tablespoon or ounce of egg white, for example, than to say “egg white.” In addition, be sure to share any tips and techniques that benefit your booze — “dry” shaking without ice for a good meringue, say, or stealing Society member Dale DeGroff’s whipped cream trick for Irish Coffee. Disasters as well as successes are heartily encouraged. Finally, prepare to respond to the anti-dairy lobby by giving us reasons why your libation is just this side of mother’s milk.
To participate, have your entry posted on your blog (or, appropriately enough for those non-bloggers among us, on the eGullet thread for this MxMo) by midnight on Monday, September 28. Notify Chris by posting a link to your entry in the eGullet MxMo thread, and photos are strongly encouraged.
What’s that? You’re not a member of eGullet? No problem — you can join up right here. Or, if you’re really not a joiner but want to play along with MxMo anyway, you can simply e-mail your info and a link to your post to Chris at camirault [at] egstaff [dot] org.
I’m kinda curious to see if anyone attempts a quark cocktail or a drink made with a rich Stilton (as for my drink, I think “Fernet Eggnog” has a ring to it). Even if those don’t come to pass, be sure to raid the dairy section at your local grocery store (vegans: if you’ve got a compelling drink with rice milk or the like, then go for it), and have your drink ready by September 28.