Monday, February 02, 2015

Mixology Monday XCIV: That's Not A Martini!

A Telecaster's not an Esquire. A Melody Maker's not a Les Paul Jr. A Marauder ain't a Crown Vic. A Blue Moon is no Martini… well, almost. 

Take away the dash to a quarter ounce of Creme Yvette and we're left with gin (a must!), dry vermouth, and orange bitters. That's a Martini! It's at least one canonical Martini anyway. 

This month's Mixology Monday theme is that which is almost, but not quite, a Martini. Perhaps there are dashes (or more) of a liqueur (or two) added to the basic structure. Perhaps a Fino Sherry (or other fortified/aromatized wine) is standing in for vermouth. Maybe there's Oxygene instead of bitters? Gin, certainly! 

Use your imagination! Use your library! Make a Martini, that's wearing a hat! 

So how do you participate?

- Discover or invent a recipe that is almost, but more than, a Martini. There must be gin!

- Include the MxMo logo and a link back to Mixology Monday and Nihil Utopia in your post. 

- Alert me of your submission in the comments on this blog-post or tweet me @dagreb (with the hashtag #MxMo please). 

- The deadline will be Monday February 16th… ish. That Monday is a holiday here in Ontario so it's conceivable I'll be "not checking my blog."

Cheers!

18 comments:

Craig Eliason said...

I posted my original entry, the Girly-O Martini, at eGullet.
Thanks for hosting!

boozenerds.com said...

Our offerings for this month. North of the Wall and the Hot House http://wp.me/p2Kswh-62Z

Thanks for picking a great theme and hosting this month.

graytart said...

Thanks for hosting! Elemakule Martiki http://wp.me/p3Ihug-bT

docelliott.net said...

Great theme! Thanks for hosting. Here is our submission: http://docelliott.net/2015/02/10/not-quite-a-tini/

Marius Iordache said...

Here's my contribution. Thanks a lot and best regards!

http://arcanepotions.blogspot.ro/2015/02/mxmo-thats-not-martini-green-thumb.html

frederic said...

Dagreb, thanks for hosting! Here's my almost-a-Martini:

http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2015/02/baton-rouge.html

Cheers, Fred

MJM said...

Thank's for hosting this month's Mixology Monday! Here is my entry: http://augustine-bar.de/alginquin/

swizzzlestick.com said...

Great theme! Here is my entry: http://swizzzlestick.com/2015/02/15/madras/

Ian J Lauer said...

Here's my entry, the Shanghai:
http://wp.me/p1Fl3I-IH

Thanks for hosting, Dagreb!

Tipicular Fixin's said...

Thank you for hosting!

Here' my entry:
http://www.tipicularfixins.blogspot.ca/2015/02/mxmo-martini-with-preserved-lemon-dirt.html

Tipicular Fixin's said...

Thank you for hosting!

Here's my entry:
http://www.tipicularfixins.blogspot.ca/2015/02/mxmo-martini-with-preserved-lemon-dirt.html

Spirited Away Cocktails said...

Here's my first entry for Mixology Monday-- I've really had fun participating so far!

La Fée Verte Martini
http://wp.me/p5mbhy-51

ratedrcocktails said...

Put My Bananatini in your mouth. Do it. Jesus and people say Tiki drinks are strong. http://ratedrcocktails.com/2015/02/16/notamartini/

ratedrcocktails said...

Mane'o Keke Martini, It could be something dirty. Your the best bud. http://ratedrcocktails.com/2015/02/16/notamartini/

drinkshrubs said...

Such a fun theme this month. I played around with the close cousin of the Martini, the Vesper. Here's my take: The Canticle of Bond
https://drinkshrubs.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/mixology-monday-the-canticle-of-bond/

tartinestotikis said...

Thanks for hosting!

Here is my contribution, the Plum Blossom Martini.

https://tartinestotikis.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/thats-not-a-martini/

Andrea said...

Oh, I hope you are still offline enjoying a day of vacation time. It not, sorry I am late: http://www.ginhound.com/2015/02/smoky-martini.html

Laura Cloer said...

I like to use MxMo as an excuse to drink. I figure it's part of my professional development. I've been sipping on Martini's and Martinez's all week. Thanks for the excuse. Much love for hosting! Cheers!

http://www.sassandgin.com/2015/02/mixology-monday-xciv-thats-not-martini.html