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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mormon Mention: Gretchen Rubin

I haven't done one of these in awhile, so I was excited to find a Mormon Mention in Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project. She's talking about a goal she set for herself to "Go off the path." In an effort to learn about topics she'd never cared about before, she'd go to a magazine store, close her eyes and choose issues at random. In one magazine, she found an article on hosting a "mocktail" party. She mused:

"Is it the case that people in social sets where most people don't drink - observant Mormons, say - a host would serve 'mocktails'?" (129)

Even if you've never met a real, live Mormon, the one thing you probably know about us is that we don't drink alcohol. We prefer hard liquor. Ha ha. Just kidding. Seriously, we follow what's called the Word of Wisdom, which prohibits "strong drinks." You're not going to be kicked out of the church if you sip a glass of champagne, but observant Mormons completely abstain from drinking alcohol.

As for "mocktails," I can honestly say I've never had one. And I've been to plenty of Mormon parties. I guess if you've never tasted a cocktail, you wouldn't be craving a "mocktail," right? We teetotalling Mormons usually just go for non-caffienated soda, non-spiked punch, or plain ol' water. Even on that, you'd be surprised at how crazy things can get.

I'm not even sure what a mocktail is. I do enjoy ordering virgin pina coladas when I'm in Jamaica - does that count?

3 comments:

  1. Ouch, I'm hurt! I served you guys a mocktail last time you were at our house. In fairness though, Julianna did drink most of it. And yes, any of your virgin drinks would count as mocktails, although technically I guess they are smooth liquids, not made in a blender with ice.

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  2. Okay, obviously I don't know what a mocktail is. LOL. I guess I have had several then, although I'm not sure I've ever had one at an actual party. It's always been at restaurants, a friend's house, or on the beach in Jamaica.

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  3. Hey, you should check out this blog:

    http://www.jetsetcarina.com/2010/12/how-to-throw-mocktail-party.html

    She's a great Mormon blogger, and she did a whole series on mocktails. That particular post involves throwing a mocktail party.

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