Mixology Monday XXXII: Guilty Pleasures

by Stevi on September 28, 2008

in Mixology Monday

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Mixology Monday XXXII will be October 13, and the theme is Guilty Pleasures.

Guilty Pleasures. We all have them. Those things you love, but hate to admit that you love.

When it’s food, we can use the code words “comfort food.” No matter how poorly made, filled with chemicals1, or downright bad for you it is, comfort food is wrapped in the glow of happy childhood and you get a pass.

But in the world of cocktail bloggery, we are often pronouncing certain drinks, categories of drinks, and even an entire base spirit to be the sign of a poorly educated drinker’s palate. There seems to be no room for comfort cocktails.

October’s Mixology Monday will be a tribute to our guilty pleasures. Write about that one cocktail that, no matter how many times you’re told it’s no good for you, is the one near and dear to your heart. Feel free to celebrate your drink in all its pre-mix glory. Or try to dress it up, show us that when made right, it’s a worthy drink, we’ve just misjudged it.

Been unsure about participating in MxMo in the past? Please join the party! Everybody has a guilty pleasure, no research necessary!

How Do I Join the Party?

Participation is easy. Post your guilty pleasure to your blog by the end of Monday, October 13, 2008. Then email me with your name, your blog’s name, the url for your post, and the name of your drink. Don’t forget to include the MxMo logo, a link to this post, and a link to the Mixology Monday website in your post.

Don’t have a blog? Check out the MxMo XXXII topic on eGullet. Sign up for eGullet, post your drink to the topic, and Erik Ellestad will make sure it gets into the roundup. Thanks, eje!

And be sure to check back here on Tuesday, when I’ll post the roundup!

[1] Oh, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese in the blue box, you’ll always have a place in my heart.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kevin Kelpe October 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm

Oh My how my new life in college has given me so many options for this post! But I have to say that the Cosmo is my guiltiest of guilty pleasures… C’mon, doesn’t everyone crave something pink and tart once in a while?!


scomorokh October 13, 2008 at 8:10 am
Tiare October 13, 2008 at 11:09 am

And now my bluegreen secrets are no secrets either anymore.
Thanks Stevi for hosting one of the most fun MxMo`s!


Darcy October 13, 2008 at 4:57 pm
Amelia Sauter October 13, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Thanks, Stevi! What a unique topic. Seems like there are some common themes, like pina coladas, fuzzy navels and cheap beer. But have you tried a PBR martini yet?


-Amelia Sauter (at Felicia’s Speakeasy)


keith waldbauer October 13, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Excellent topic. I’m all in.


keith waldbauer October 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm
dotw October 13, 2008 at 8:14 pm
Tex October 13, 2008 at 10:01 pm

I likewise wrote about my dirty secret friend, the Long Island Iced Tea.



Craig Hermann October 13, 2008 at 10:47 pm

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