MxMO – CVI – Spring Break

mxmologoWelcome to the 106th installment of Mixology Monday, the online monthly cocktail party! After the winds of winter blew through in January and we steeled ourselves against the cold in MxMO CV, February is bringing the end of (meteorological) winter! As we look past the frost in the air for the arrival of spring, I wanted to challenge you with the theme of Spring Break!

Aside from looking at the calendar and counting down the days to the return of warmer weather, the countdown is also on to Spring Break.  The best part of Spring Break is that it means so many things to so many different people, so I have some high expectations this month.  Yes, tiki-heads, I am looking at you.
I want all of you to dig deep, steeled by last month’s MxMO, and find your spring break drink! What sort of drinks do you enjoy when you start to break out of your winter shell? Do you crave a return to gin and tonics? Is there a drink that calls to you as the weather warms and the sun creeps through the sky longer and longer?  Perhaps there is a drink that you fondly recall from your days of being a callow youth on Spring Break that led you down this primrose cocktail path? Do you turn to a specific cocktail throughout this blustery winter to keep your dreams of spring alive? Do you crave a new cocktail taking you away? This is the month to to share those warm weather finds!

How to Participate?  That is simple:

  • Find or create a cocktail that takes you to Spring Break.
  • Make the drink and then post the recipe, a photo, and your thoughts about the drink on your blog, tumblr, or website or on the eGullet  Spirits and Cocktails forum.
  • Be sure to include the Mixology Monday logo in your post, and links back to Mixology Monday and Southern Ash.  Once the round-up is posted, a link to that summary post would be appreciated.
  • Submissions are due by Monday, February 22d. Notify me of your submission by commenting with a link below, or send me a link on Twitter @southernashblog with the hashtag  #MxMo.

So this leaves us 2 weeks to concoct some awesome examples of liquid courage!  Once again, the submissions are due midnight of February 22nd.  Midnight can be whatever time zone you’re in and I will accept late entries.


Thanks again to Frederic Yarm of the CocktailVirgin blog for allowing us to host this month and for keeping Mixology Mondays entertaining and inspiring.