There comes a time in every Mennonite drinker’s life when they will be called upon to offer a toast. Well – not every Mennonite drinker’s — I’m not counting all the closet drinkers out there. Those who drink alone are free from this requirement and should just scroll ahead to the cocktail recipe. But for … More How to Toast like a Mennonite
My congregation has recently switched from wine to grape juice for communion. That’s right — something like 200 years after the temperance movement started urging Churches around North America to spurn the fermented grape, and 85 years after prohibition ended, the Church I attend finally decided to hop on that particular outmoded band wagon. To … More Griping over the Grape
Today marks a particularly important occasion in the life of the Drunken Mennonite. Maybe you’ve been keeping track and know already. No? Well, here it is. You are reading my one hundredth blog post. Pull out the streamers and pop open a bottle of bubbly. Or just, you know, have a cocktail. In honour of … More The Drunken Mennonite Answers your Questions
I wrote this back in 2015 in response to the launch of a new hymnal project. Since then, we’ve established a hymn-loving committee to consider all that needs to be considered in the update of a hymnal. I can only hope that they take my input into the process seriously. The powers that be within … More Top 6 Hymns that could be Drinking Songs
I first published this post on the old site in June 2015. June is upon us and that means that we are full into wedding season. Not that I get invited to a lot of weddings. Though drunkenness often occurs at weddings — even Mennonite weddings — most people don’t actually seek out drunks when … More My Big Fat Mennonite Wedding
I have explained before that I live on the outskirts of the Mennolands in an urban backwater about 150 km from one of the centres of Mennonite life in Canada.That’s fine with me. I am close enough to the centre for the Menno amenities I want without having to actually live there. Few people who … More MennoTourism in Toronto
Because there are people out there who do not understand the humour in this blog, and in honour of April Fool’s Day, this post is all about explaining the joke. Those of you who burst out laughing when you learned about a Mennonite cocktail blog, might not need this primer. In fact, you might prefer … More Why is this funny?
You, dear reader, are cordially invited to the 2nd ever Drunken Menno Virtual Cocktail Party. It will be held from 7-9 pm EST on March 19, 2016 on Twitter (#dmvcp2), Facebook, and right here in the comments section of the blog (though not this post — I’ll do one closer to the time for that … More Drinking Tips for Mennonites*