Don’t Judge Me Mondays: FoodBloggerLove

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One of the Facebook groups I’m in has several blogging events each year.  You may remember Choctoberfest and the cookie exchange?  Those were both for the FoodBloggerLove group.  Well today we are celebrating the event that gave this group its name.  Bloggers that sign up for the FoodBloggerLove event are given the name of another blog they get to promote. It’s a fun chance to get to expand your network and meet some fellow food bloggers (still feels weird to include myself in that group).  Make sure to check out some of the other fabulous bloggers participating!

The blog I’ll be telling you about today is Sarah Cooks the Books.  Sarah started her blog in 2012 when she read an article about how a lot of people don’t use the cookbooks they have.  She took a look at her cookbook collection and decided to cook her way through it.  She chronicles her journey through the various cookbooks.  I appreciate Sarah’s sense of humor and love the concept of her blog!  It’s also interesting to see what’s on someone else’s cookbook shelf.

To celebrate the spirit of Sarah’s blog, I pulled out one of the cookbooks that we haven’t used much to select a cocktail to share today.  The book is called Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle.  As the title suggests, this book is full of cocktail recipes with fun literary pun titles like The Cooler Purple or Love in the Time of Kahlua. My husband loves a good pun so he was of course a sucker for this book.  I’m not sure why we haven’t used it much because I found a lot of cocktails I’d like to try as I flipped through it.  I also love the cocktail names!

The cocktail I chose to make is the Crime and Punish-mint. It’s a creamy mint cocktail that’s super easy to make, so let’s get to it!

Start by filling an 8-12 ounce cocktail glass with ice.  Then pour in your vodka.  The original recipe in the book had a full shot of vodka in it, but I decided to tone it down a bit.

Then add your Kahlua (or other coffee liqueur) and Crème de Menthe.

Give that a stir and then pour in the cream to fill the glass (about 2 ounces).  You’ll want to make sure you use a lighter cream (not heavy whipping cream that is 30%+ fat).

Stir it one final time and enjoy!  This recipe makes one cocktail.

I love that pale green color!

Thanks to Sarah for the inspiration to dig back into my cookbooks!  Here are all the places you can find Sarah on social media so go check her out:

If this event is something you think you’d be interested in, you can join the Facebook group and get involved.  I’ve really enjoyed the events I’ve participated in so far!


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  • 1 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua (or coffee liqueur)
  • 1/2 ounce Creme de Menthe
  • 2 ounces cream


  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Pour in your vodka, Kahlua (or other coffee liqueur) and Crème de Menthe.
  3. Give that a stir and pour in the cream to fill the glass (about 2 ounces).
  4. Stir it one final time and enjoy!

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