It’s my pleasure to be hosting the 73rd Mixology Monday here at Cardiff Cocktails, with the herbaceous theme Witches’ Garden. As far back as we can look, the use of fresh herbs have been prevalent in the world of mixed drinks. From the early days of the julep, through Williams Terrington’s 19th century Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks, to Don the Beachcomber’s ahead of their time Tiki drinks, fresh herbs have always been at the forefront of mixology. So lets take influence from the bartenders that once ruled the world of mixology, raid your herb garden that too often gets neglected, and start mixing. I don’t want to put too many limits on this theme so get as creative as you please, want to use roots, spices or beans as well? Sure thing. Want to make your own herbal infusions or tinctures? Sounds wonderful. Here’s how to participate.
1. Create or find a drink which utilises the use of fresh herbs (or barks, roots, beans etc).There’s plenty to play with here, be it mint, basil, rosemary or thyme, or something further a field such as balm, verbena, angelica, or eucalyptus, so get mixing!
2. Make your drink and post it on your Blog, or on egullet’s spirit and cocktail’s forum if you don’t have one, with a picture, the recipe list, and any thoughts on the drink or theme.
3. Add the MxMo logo to your post with a link to the Mixology Monday website, and one to Cardiff Cocktails
4. Lastly comment on this post, with a link to your entry, or you can email me at holmeandpub(at)hotmail.co.uk or tweet me on twitter @markholmes16. Do all this by monday night 20th may before midnight.
So open up your newly bought Drunken Botanist book, get creative and have fun! Cheers, Mark.