The topic for February is Absinthe. That much maligned, misunderstood, mistreated spirit, suddenly plentiful again in the US and other parts of the world. Absinthe played a role, whether large or small, in a variety of great cocktails from the 1800's and early 1900's - the Sazerac, Absinthe Suissesse, Corpse Reviver No. 2... I'm getting thirsty.
So let's celebrate absinthe's history, and it's future, with all manner of cocktails using absinthe.
Here's how to participate:
- Find or concoct a recipe using absinthe as an ingredient.
- Make the drink and write about it. Include the recipe, ideally a photo, and something about how you liked (or didn't like, or tweaked, or...) the drink. If you don't have a blog, you can submit your recipe on the eGullet Spirits and Cocktails forum.
- Include in your post the MxMo logo and a link back to both Mixology Monday and Thinking of Drinking. And once the round-up is posted, a link to that summary post would be most appreciated (thanks for that idea, Frederic).
- Post a link to your submission in the comment section here, or send an email to sonjakassebaum (at) gmail (dot) com.
And if you want to learn more about the history of absinthe, here are some links.
Cheers and see you on the 22nd!