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Apr 7, 2015


Drink of Shame.

So, you’re a certified, mixologist, craft-tender, bar chef or fine spirit enthusiast...now.

But, there was a time when you only ordered Long Island Iced Tea. Or, maybe you always made the Jello shots for your frat? Perhaps you’re the reason that your local had an Island Oasis machine for so long? Rye & Ginger? Vodka Seven? Someone was ordering these things. Your street cred would be ruined if you ordered or (gasp) served one now, but don’t you miss it, just a little?

Wouldn't you love to have one more Jolly Rancher? A chance to drink a mudslide without shame? We all made questionable drink choices in our past, the popular drinks from 1970 to the year 2000 were a cheap, sugary mess. Now is the time to resurrect your favourite drink from the time before modern Mixology. Give a new life to the drink you had to put down after you had your first real cocktail.

This is the remix.

Maybe you need to use fresh ingredients, or you can try elevating the spirits. Make everything from scratch or remove an offending ingredient. Do whatever you can to bring back and legitimize a drink you used to love.      

Here's how to play:

  • Find or create a drink that fixes the reason you no longer drink the old version. Post a recipe with a picture and a description on your blog, Tumblr or website. If you don't have one of these you can post it to eGullet's Spirits and Cocktails forum.
  • Be sure to include the Mixology Monday Logo and links back to Mixology Monday and Tipicular Fixin's.
  • Submissions are due by Monday April 20th. Notify me by using the comments below, email me the link at whit.tipicularfixins@gmail.com or even post it on twitter @tipicularfixin with the #MxMo

Have fun! I'm really looking forward to seeing all of the transformations.


  1. Got here first!
    Bring it on people, this was really fun!

  2. This is my first time participating! Here's the link:


    Thanks for hosting. Love your blog!

  3. What a fun theme, and I can't wait to see all the shameful drinks, here is mine:

  4. After 18 years, I feel less shame for it. The club special, the Red Death, now redone with some level of class.
    Cheers, Fred

  5. Here's my post, a riff on the Tequila Sunrise! http://homebargirl.com/2015/04/20/mxmo-santa-monica-sunrise/

  6. http://florian-tatsuhito.com/index.php#japanese-sweet-cocaine

    japanese version of the famous disgusting shot

  7. Here is our entry http://docelliott.net/2015/04/20/paradise-remembered/. Thanks for hosting - it was an interesting and fun theme!

  8. I don't know that I ever felt shame for drinking the original but hopefully my refix won't put you under the table as quickly:

    Thanks so much for hosting.

    1. That sounds really tasty, but is still a very serious drink! How did recipe testing go? I hope you had a crowd...

  9. Hi, great theme. Thanks for hosting. here is ours:


  10. What a fun theme! Here are my entries (a serious re-make of the "Appletini" and a very irreverent interpretation of the Cosmopolitan):


  11. I'm late to the party, but I couldn't let myself live with not participating this round. Awesome theme. The Greyhound was my inspiration for this fizzy refresher http://www.stacymarkow.com/2015/04/21/mxmo-xcvi-the-drink-of-shame/

  12. Sorry to be running late! Great theme. http://ratedrcocktails.com/2015/04/21/mxmo-xcvi-the-tahitian-sunset/