Mixology Monday Announcement – Morning Drinks

Cocktail Enthusiast is hosting this month’s Mixology Monday on October 24th. The theme is “morning drinks.” Breakfast cocktails were the norm in the nineteenth century, when cocktails were a common beginning to one’s day. The drink’s purpose was to help the imbiber recover from the past night’s indiscretions and to steel their resolve for the coming day.

We’re all familiar with bloody marys, mimosas and bellinis, but what else constitutes a breakfast drink? We’re looking for corpse revivers, eye openers and hair of the dog – drinks that jump start your morning, absolve the prior night’s sins or just taste really good with eggs and bacon.

Maybe you like to fortify breakfast smoothies with gin. Or perhaps you’ve concocted an alcoholic sangrita that pairs nicely with migas. Regardless, let’s see some morning cocktails. To participate, simply —

1. Find or create a cocktail for morning consumption. Be as creative as you want, utilizing common breakfast ingredients like orange juice and coffee, or branching out with bacon-infused spirits, eggs or stomach-settling bitters. The drink doesn’t have to be your original creation, but if you borrow, please credit your source.

2. Post your cocktail recipe and a photo on your blog, including some details on the drink. In your post, include the MxMo logo and a link back to Cocktail Enthusiast and Mixology Monday.

3. Post a link to your submission in the comments section of this post or send it to me via email. And if you don’t have a blog, no worries. Just email me your recipe and photo following the above guidelines.

The due date is Monday, October 24th. We’ll say 11:59pm Pacific Time. Spread the word, and get mixing! We’re looking forward to everyone’s submissions.


UPDATE: MxMo has come to a close. Check out the Morning Drinks Roundup.

Written by Kevin Gray


  1. Niche Import Co · October 12, 2011

    Sounds like a good time! We’ll be thinking of some good recipes this week to submit!

  2. Niche Import Co · October 12, 2011

    Sounds like a good time! We

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  4. Frederic · October 22, 2011

    This is Frederic of Cocktail Virgin and here is our submission:

    Thanks for hosting!

  5. Louis-Florian Tatsuhito · October 22, 2011

    Pleased to participate for the first time to MxMo

    here is my contribution

    thanks for hosting !

    PS : anything missing or incorrect, let me know please !

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  7. Chris · October 23, 2011

    Hey Kevin, thanks for hosting. Here’s our submission this month

  8. Zach · October 23, 2011

    Great call on the theme this month Kevin – here’s my contribution –

  9. Ed · October 23, 2011

    Nice theme, here are several drinks I came up with to start your day, all heavy on the Peychaud’s bitters.

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    1st time submission. Buzzed and at the buzzer!

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  12. James · October 24, 2011

    Hey Kevin,
    Great idea. Thought one of my Halloween cocktails would actually be great as a morning cocktail too! Killing two birds with one stone:

  13. James · October 24, 2011

    Kevin, thanks for the challenge. I thought one of my Halloween cocktails would be perfect:

  14. Marc · October 24, 2011

    Thanks for hosting MxMo. Here is my Submission for MxMo LXII – The Begs and Achin’ Flip:


  15. Paul · October 25, 2011

    Thanks for hosting, Kevin! Here’s my post: the Black Velvet.

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