Looking for a Mennonite-themed cocktail and can’t be bothered to wade through the Drunken Menno blog? Some of the links here lead to my old site. I may someday get around to transferring it all over here. No promises, though.
The #6ix-oh-6ix – don’t mess with 606.
Above Reproach – yup, a cocktail that’s better than any of us
All My Puny Sorrels – a summer cocktail for the Russian Menno diaspora
The Ältester – a cocktail with authority
The Anabaptist – a timeless cocktail that reaches back to our 16th-century roots
The Anneke Jans – in honour of a favorite Anabaptist Martyr mother
The Assimilationist – a cocktail for Mennonite trekkies struggling with their own cultural assimilation
Baker’s Therapy – you need this after an Advent season of unceasing baking
The Bananabapdad – honouring Menno dads subverting patriarchy one cocktail at a time
Benign Violation – it’s funny, but not so funny that it hurts.
The Bitter Diantche – in celebration of the poetry of Di Brandt
The Bloody Martyr – for those of us with a taste for martyrdom
The Blushing Elder – to toast all those embarrassed but glittering scholar, teacher elders
Breakfast Eggnog – this is where we appropriate the culture of our anglo and American neighbours
The Bonnet Blaster – a cocktail for the opponents of Menno patriarchy in its many forms
Bubbat Champagne Cocktail – actually only a subset of Mennos will have any fondness for bubbat. This is for them.
Canadian Mennonite – it’s not a patriotic drink but it’s a pretty Canadian one, and pretty Mennonite too
Cause for a Church Schism – it doesn’t take much
The Classic Rum and Artisanal Cola – an ethical version of the classic to ease your conscience and warm your heart
The Congregants’ Quarrel – with flavours that might complement each other, if mixed properly
The Conscientious Objector – a drink that doesn’t glorify the military in WWI in any way whatsoever
The Cosmopolitan – nothing whatsoever Mennonite about this — this is for those who have decided being worldly is A-ok.
Courage and Faith – a drink to help you face the uncomfortable truths about your history and faith
Devil in a Thrift Shop – This is an evil Mennonite drink
The Dirk Willems – a heroic little drink that keeps you wanting to turn back for more
Discerned Wine – mulling’s fine but we prefer to discern
Dutch Apple Spider – adding brandy to anything is an homage to 18th-century Mennonite distillers
The Dutch Blitz – a slammer to honour the card-slamming game of the same name
Er-Booze – if you eat roll-kuchen, you need this cocktail
The Faspa – enjoy with zwiebach and whatever your local version of Mennonite cuisine allows with it
The First Mennonite – because somebody has to be first
Flirting with a Menno – for those of us with commitment issues
The Flying Mennonite – like the aviation but with hymns
Four Part Harmony – four liqueurs coming in one after another as if in a fugue
Frank Epp’s Campaign – a drink to honour Mennonite politicians who didn’t embarrass us
The Freiwillege – to loosen your tongue and open your heart
Frugal Relief – for a Mennonite, there’s never really relief from frugality. But there’s this.
The Gimlet of Good Intentions – something to drink while walking along the road to hell
The Green Stick – A strong drink to remember strong moments of corporal punishment
The Hallelujah Chorus – something to help your throat after all that singing
Eine Kleine Colony – it’s a little bit Kleine Gemeinde and a little bit Old Colony. And a lot of chokecherry
The Last Schputt – Because there comes a time for all of us when we need to stop schputting.
Little Black Dress – A nice drink despite being a poor representation of us as a people
The Long Explanation Iced Tea – to help you get through listening to Mennos discuss what we are or aren’t
Meme Julep – for Mennos who Tweet and the good folk who love them
The Menno Bloc – here’s to imagining if we could all agree to vote together
Menno in Denim – you can feel comfortable drinking this even in your most unfashionable jeans
The MennoGift – a seasonal cocktail to go with the un-gifts and non-gifts under the tree
The Mennonite Mule – a cocktail for Mennonite drug smugglers. And the rest of us.
The Mennonite Princess – a pretty yet humble hard-working girly cocktail
The Mennolittini – you need some of your great aunt’s homemade wine for this, but no one’ll know if you fake it
Mennotech – a drink made to be instagrammed
Mennotoba Sangria – because there’s more to Manitoba than sunflower seeds and kittens
Meme Julep – to drink while considering the rare occasions when Mennonite culture converges with the internet
More of the Same – a cocktail that reflects the diversity of the Mennonite Church leadership in Canada
The Nomi Nickel – a drink for fans of Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness, or Mennos straddling childhood and maturity
The Not Giving Up Chocolate for Lent Cocktail – Pull this one out around Easter time, in the days before Easter, or really anytime.
Offred in a Cape Dress – what they’d drink in Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale if it were Mennonite
Old Freundschaft – honestly, you can drink this with new freundschaft to
Once upon a Harvest – a little cocktail for farmers and anyone prone to romanticize them
Opa’s Shortwave – a cocktail with the complex flavours of national identity
The Pacifist – an antidote to jingoist patriotism
Pan-abaptist Gargle Blaster – for inter-galactic traveling Mennonite drinkers and their friends
The Paska Sour – for a certain spring fertility festival
Passive Aggression in a Glass – You’re welcome.
The Pastor’s Companion – a cocktail that’s its own sort of pastoral care
The Peace Shall Destroy Manhattan – a classic cocktail for a classic work of Mennonite literature
The Pets of Faith – get it? It’s like a test of faith but not quite
The Pie Booth – honouring those relief sale pies and all that they represent
The Pink Menno – pink, proud and humble
Ponche de Crema – more cultural appropriation (Trinidadian this time)
Potluck Antidote – no drink can save you from death by casserole, but this one can cleanse your palette afterwards.
The Privilegium – honouring our negotiated privileges, and Steinbach Church basements
The Quilting Bee – a drink for steady hands and tiny stitches
The Rook Card – a cocktail with status reversal shaken into it
A Safe Cocktail to Love – it’s all about being honest about who you are and what you drink
The Schismatic – yup, let this drink sit for a few minutes and it starts to separate
The Schmauntfat Cocktail – it’s really gravy with booze in it. Just pour it on potatoes and open a bottle of wine.
Schputlaw – for those times we want to flaunt the law, or at least negotiate exemptions
Sexy Little Mennonite – ’cause you look Mennonite with this drink in your hand. And that’s a good thing
The Sheldon Funk – in fear and trembling of Mennonite zombies; and in honour of Corey Redekop’s book
The Shoo-Fly Rye – because we love those Mennonites of Swiss descent who were the first in North America
Sins of Omission – the perfect accompaniment to a guilty conscience
Strawberry-Rhubarb Daiquiri – a drink that says summer in the Mennolands without requiring a car trip
The SuperMennoMomdom Drink – Q: what are you drinking? A: A SuperMennoMomdom – it’s worth it just for that
Susanna’s Christmas Tree – To honour all the Mennonites who have argued about whether Christmas Trees are ok
The Three Huts – looks like a Pina Colada, tastes like a Mennonite joke
The Trappings of Power – strong enough to scrape away the taste of abuse but bitter enough that you won’t forget
The TV Mennoseries – celebrating the second golden age of trying to decide whether to renounce TV
Twig ‘n Beaky – sing with me now: Noah sent dove to take a peaky peaky, dove came back with twig in beaky, beaky.
The Twisted Log Cabin – because quilts are as Mennonite as rhubarb platz
The Ugly Christmas Cocktail – because you can’t drink a sweater
Unanswered Questions – there will be some.