Hosts June Mixology Monday

by Matt Robold on May 26, 2009

Somewhere along the way I seem to have completely lost my mind.  While I’ve been participating in Mixology Monday – an online monthly cocktail party hosted by a different site each month – for over a year now, I’ve not yet had the moxie (lack of sanity?) to try and host one.

Unfortunately for me, during some rum-charged conversation (no doubt) I informed Paul Clarke, founder of our monthly excursions, that I wanted to host in June.  So let it be written!

On June 15, Mixology Monday: Ginger will occur at cocktail blogs around the world!  For the MxMo:Ginger, participation is relatively simple.

  • Find or concoct a cocktail recipe that uses ginger in one of its many forms as an ingredient.  This can be muddled ginger, sliced ginger, ginger syrup, ginger beer (commercial or homemade), ginger liqueur, ginger candy, or pieces of a shredded photo of Ginger from Gilligan’s Island.
  • Make this recipe, take a picture of it, and then post the recipe, your thoughts about the recipe, and your photo on your blog or at the eGullet Spirits and Cocktails forum.
  • Post a link to your submission in the comments here, or send me an email using the “Contact” form.

Do all of the above by 11:59:59 PM on June 15 and you’re a shoe-in to become part of the round-up.

But Dood, I’ve never created an original cocktail recipe before.

Good news: you don’t have to create an original drink recipe!  You are free to find one that already exists, so long as it involves ginger in some form.  Pull the recipe out of a book, a magazine, off of a blog (like this one!), a forum, the contents of a fortune cookie – it’s all admissable (although please credit your source).

Does my cocktail have to use rum?

While cocktails made with rum are obviously superior to all other cocktails, it is not required that your submission use rum.  I know that some people are fine with mediocrity, so no one using lesser spirits will be penalized in any way, shape, or form.  Feel free to use whiskey, brandy, gin, or whatever base spirit you like.  Just make a good cocktail.

Wow, Dood!  That sounds so easy!  What can I win if I have the best cocktail recipe/photo/writing?

The love and respect of your cocktailian peers?  To see your name and/or blog talked about on the front page of a major, award-winnning cocktail blog?  A sense of accomplishment that can only be matched by scoring the winning touchdown in the Super Bowl or filling a cup of coffee without spilling it all over yourself?  Isn’t participation it’s own reward?  Is this too many questions in a row?

*NOTE:  I’m getting reports of errors on the comments page from several people.  It may be safer to use the contact form or email me by putting “dood” in front of the @ sign, followed by “”

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Chris W. June 9, 2009 at 6:48 am

Am I the first one? I wouldn’t be surprised, I’m a certified ginger-holic. And I used rum, so RumDood won’t kill me with sticks! Here’s a link to my cocktail.…/…-is.html

Pantagruel June 10, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I’m a first time participant, and I even created a whole blog just to do so. In fact, I couldn’t decide so I have 2 submissions, here’s the link:…/…-ginger.html

The Raven June 11, 2009 at 2:14 am

Hey Matt, thanks for hosting. Can’t wait ’til Tales!

The Raven June 11, 2009 at 2:15 am
JohnTheBastard June 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

My MxMo post is up!

DJ HawaiianShirt June 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Hey Matt,

I made a post for MxMo on the Summit Cocktail, a 1st-party-created drink made to spur Cognac sales. Enjoy!


Elba S. Giron June 13, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Great blog! 1st time participating in Mixology Monday! Enjoy!

Elba S. Giron June 13, 2009 at 7:04 pm

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Elba S. Giron June 13, 2009 at 7:06 pm

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Tranberg June 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

Hi Ginger lovers, here is my frist (but not last) contribution to Ginger is June 15 🙂…/ginger-smash/

Tiare June 14, 2009 at 8:05 pm

I´m early and so here is my cocktail:

Thanks for hosting Matt, you picked a great theme an so rum-friendly!


Frederic June 14, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Matt, here’s my submission. There may be a second CocktailVirgin submission from Andrea tomorrow. Thanks for hosting!…/ginger-gamble.html

Marshall June 14, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Hey Matt!

Here is my submission. Cheers!…/mixology-monday-xl-ginger/

Jessamyn June 15, 2009 at 12:03 am

My first submission for Mixology Monday:

– sorry it has no rum, can’t be helped!

Jon June 15, 2009 at 3:26 am

Hi Matt,

I’ve got a post up (photo’s coming in the morning, most likely) –

I’m excited for a great theme, thanks for hosting!

DrinkPlanner June 15, 2009 at 5:37 am

Hey Matt, thanks for hosting. This is my first time participating, so we’ll see. Here’s my post:…/mixology-monday-ginger/

forrest June 15, 2009 at 7:05 am

Matt you rock. Thanks for hosting.
Here is my link:…/…-monday.html

Christian June 15, 2009 at 11:16 am

thanks for hosting matt,

enjoy the ginger mojito:…/…onday-ginger.html

greatings from germany, chris

3sheik June 15, 2009 at 2:23 pm

ginger! mixology monday ginger mojitos; browsing through the above posts it looks like we might have a few to compare too.

ChinaNob June 15, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Link to my post (photo coming shortly):…/note.php?note_id=53577556886

Chris Amirault for eG Forums June 15, 2009 at 9:08 pm

We’ve got a slew of receipts over in Spirits & Cocktails at eG Forums. Katie Loeb’s got a Cantonese Crusta; Brooks Hamaker is sharing the Gilligan’s Love; Mattmvb’s working lots of grated ginger into his Spring Forward; KD1191’s grousing about a Hot Whisky Mac; Lisa Shock’s got some Pirate’s Gingerbread (and Toby Maloney’s tweaked Ginger Square is up as well). bostonapothecary is up to his usual tricks, and there are a few from yours truly, including a Gingered Gentleman, Pimento Sour, and a Ginger Rose Cocktail, riffing on the Jack Rose and a hell of a lot better than any drink made with Alize.

Jay Hepburn June 15, 2009 at 10:01 pm
Hank June 16, 2009 at 2:21 am…/…k-n-stormy-daiquiri.html

Woo, and with an hour and 40 minutes to spare!

Thanks for hosting!

Hank June 16, 2009 at 3:01 am

Right… western time.

SeanMike June 16, 2009 at 3:21 am

Dear dood, here is my post:…/mixology-monday-ginger/

Suck…errr…enjoy it!

dietsch June 16, 2009 at 3:23 am
Amelia Sauter aka Felicia June 16, 2009 at 3:25 am

Almost midnight! Here’s my link:…/…ocktails.html

Thanks for hosting!


andrea June 16, 2009 at 3:50 am

Hi there,

Here’s a second post on ginger cocktails from cocktailvirgin (Virgin Andrea, here).…/naughty-nanny.html

Sonja Kassebaum June 16, 2009 at 4:04 am

Here’s my link, thanks so much for hosting:…/…ginger.html

Can’t figure out in blogger how to fix the title, so guess I have to live with my bad roman numerals!

jonas June 16, 2009 at 4:16 am

Thanks for hosting. Here’s Drink of the Week’s cocktail.…/mixology-monday-stra...


Kenn Wilson June 16, 2009 at 4:23 am

I made up a Gin-Gin-Gin Mule, an adaptation of the Gin-Gin Mule from Pegu Club. Enjoy!

Reese June 16, 2009 at 4:58 am

Thanks for hosting Matt. I mixed up a Ginger Five Spice Daiquiri. Mmmm….so tasty.

Jac June 16, 2009 at 6:11 am

Here you go…

Almost a whole hour before the deadline… I’ll beat this procrastination problem yet!

Paul June 16, 2009 at 6:15 am

45 minutes to spare? Jesus, I’m a freakin’ overachiever. Here’s my post:…/mxmo-ginger-baro...

Thanks for hosting!


Alpha Cook June 16, 2009 at 6:16 am

Would have been up sooner had I not been sampling my experiments……/mixology-monday-ginger.html

voslxnns June 20, 2009 at 4:48 am


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