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  • Announcing Monthly Blog Patrol March Edition – Mixed Drinks

    Posted on | February 21, 2008 | 53 Comments |

    In my last post I mentioned how over-stuffed my “Recipes-to-Try” folder has gotten over the past year, and most of you seems to be in the same boat. As food bloggers, we all spend a lot of time reading our fellow bloggers’ recipes, and every day we come across so many mouthwatering dishes, it is impossible to try every single one. A blog event that encourages trying a recipe from a fellow blogger, is a small nudge in the rear to go hunting through our bookmarks and other blogs to find that special recipe we have been meaning to try.

    Monthly Blog Patrol aka MBP used to be a popular event in the blogosphere, which has been taking a break for a few months now. The idea is to do a monthly patrolling of our favorite blogs and cook something from them based on the theme of the month. MBP is the brainchild of the dynamic blogger Coffee of The Spice Cafe, who has been really busy lately with her work commitments. I know all the bloggers have been missing this event, I for one certainly was. So I am proud to be the guest-host for the March edition of MBP, and the theme for this month is Mixed Drinks

    olives on the side
    Image by Christy Thompson – Fotolia.com

    A mixed drink is a type of beverage in which two or more different ingredients are mixed together to create a different drink… Well, you know how much I love my cocktails… You can make cocktails, mocktails, punches, smoothies anything your heart desires, only criteria is that the recipe must be from another food blog.

    Here are the rules.

    1. Make a Mixed Drink from the fellow bloggers (the “from” has to be a blogger and not any other cooking site!!) posted recipes .
    2. Post a picture of the final recipe on your blog linking it to the blogger (whose recipe you made) . You can either post the recipe, or just the picture, it is up to you. If you made any variations to the original recipe, you might want to highlight that. One final picture and a link to the original recipe is a must.
    3. Please add a link back to this event announcement and/or the logo below, and to Coffee’s MBP page.
    4. Email the following details to mailLivetoEat@gmail.com with MBP – Mixed Drinks in the subject line.
      • Your name
      • Your blog name
      • Name of the drink
      • Permalink to your post
      • Permalink to the original recipe
      • A photograph of the final dish 400px wide, any height is fine.
    5. There is no limit to the number of entries that you can contribute. 
    6. The deadline for this event is March 24th
    7. Try to find a drink recipe from another blog, and spread the link love around. I know I have a bunch of drinks here, but taking a recipe from here defeats the purpose of the Blog Patrolling fun.

    So friends, time to start patrolling… Thank you Coffee for this opportunity. 

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    53 Responses to “Announcing Monthly Blog Patrol March Edition – Mixed Drinks”

    1. Nags
      February 21st, 2008 @ 12:30 am

      That’s such a beyooootiful pic Sig!! And yeah, even I missed MBP. Now I have to hunt down a drink recipe. Hmmmm..

      The pic is not mine, I bought it for my template creation from Fotolia… Credits in the footer, and below the pic… :)

    2. Raaga
      February 21st, 2008 @ 12:42 am

      I don’t have to look too far, do I?????? :nerd:

      I was hoping to accumulate a nice collection of links you all will find from other blogs… :)

    3. sia
      February 21st, 2008 @ 1:35 am

      guruji, where else i can find the wide array of mixed drinks than in ur blog ;) count me in :( Yes):

      I think I should add a rule, don’t select a drink from my blog… I am trying to find all those amazing drinks out there that I need to try soon… :)

    4. Srivalli
      February 21st, 2008 @ 1:44 am

      Hellloo Sig have you chosen this theme with a any specific thought in mind :razz:

      I can’t think I have bookmarked this category much..so yours is my nirvana

      hey you too Srivalli…. ?:) You must find a drink that I haven’t even heard of okay? :D

    5. Siri
      February 21st, 2008 @ 2:05 am

      MBP started again.. Yohooo! :drool: I don’t usually post ‘mixed drinks’.. so this will give me an opportunity to hunt for some! :grin:

      Nice theme Sig.. count me in too… mostly for a SMOOTHIE!.. Oh, I just love them. :cool:

      Siri

      MBP is the right opportunity to try something new Siri… Hope you have a succesful hunt :)

    6. Padmaja
      February 21st, 2008 @ 2:08 am

      Ooh la la!! Mixed drinks ha!!! Just as Sup said I run to your blog if ever I wanted to make a cocktail Sig.But surely I am gonna come up with something

      :) I know you love cocktails Padmaja, so you will find something great…

    7. Kaykat
      February 21st, 2008 @ 2:13 am

      Rock! That’s an awesome selection, very excited about this.

      And that’s a really cool pic.

      Thanks KayKat… :) Hoping for some nice cocktail from you… :)

    8. sunita
      February 21st, 2008 @ 3:18 am

      Nice theme Sig…will try to send you something :-)

      Thanks Sunita… I will be looking out for that mail… :)

    9. coffee
      February 21st, 2008 @ 4:06 am

      I am suddenly feeling alive after reading this post Sig! Love you gal….. thanks for the push you gave me…. hosting this event…. and that too with a great theme! People are going to be raiding your blog for sure! :drool:

      :) Thanks Coffee … This event is one of my personal favorites… Take care and don’t work too hard :)

    10. sra
      February 21st, 2008 @ 4:31 am

      Hmm … have always bypassed the liquid in favour of the solid. What do I make now?

      Well then this is the perfect opportunity Sra… You don’t even need to come up with anything new, just go hunt for a recipe, there are tons of ‘em out there… :)

    11. Nupur
      February 21st, 2008 @ 4:44 am

      “small nudge in the rear” LOL :mrgreen:
      Love the theme!

      :) Thanks Nupur… Hope you participate…

    12. rachel
      February 21st, 2008 @ 5:15 am

      Great theme :( Yes):

      Thanks Rachel, hoping to see an entry from you! :)

    13. Meeta
      February 21st, 2008 @ 5:27 am

      Fantastic theme Sig! I’ve been wanting to try out some of your cocktails!!

      and I have my eye on some fab cocktails on your site too Meeta… :)

    14. Asha
      February 21st, 2008 @ 5:46 am

      YAY!! Glad you took it up Sig. I will make one for you!:))

      :) I know I can count on you Asha….

    15. richa
      February 21st, 2008 @ 7:40 am

      wowieee, u r on a roll, i cud not login for a couple of days & u’ve 3 posts out!!!
      that is a lovely shot! lemme’ catch up w/ other posts..

      I have been wondering where you were… :) welcome back sweetie…

    16. Mansi
      February 21st, 2008 @ 8:00 am

      sounds great Sig! How about all of us picking one up from your blog only???!! heheheh:D

      :) That has to be another event called MyBlogPatrol… ;)

    17. Happy Cook
      February 21st, 2008 @ 9:11 am

      Oh I am in :( Martini): :( Martini): :( Martini):
      And why am i not :shock: about the theme you choose.
      Now i have a reason to make a drink. :drool:

      :D :D my sentiments exactly…

    18. Kalai
      February 21st, 2008 @ 9:49 am

      Oh, nice! I’m sure my husband will looooove the fruits of this post! Good choice, Sig. :( Martini):

      :) thanks Kalai…

    19. musy
      February 21st, 2008 @ 11:46 am

      Excellent choice, Sig :) :( Martini):

      Who knows i might end up picking something up from here :-D Your blog is the best resource. But i agree, make a rule that we don’t blog stuff from your blog, rather explore more, so we can add to the already rich archives here :)

      Thanks Musy… Yeah, I just added that rule… I want to collect more drink recipes here… :D

    20. Suganya
      February 21st, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

      You could have also included a link to your drinks collection :)

      :D no, instead I added a rule to go raid other sites for drinks, didn’t want to make it too easy… ;)

    21. anuzi
      February 21st, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

      DARN IT!! I cant take a recipe from you blog :cry: . This is gonna take some serious searching. But an excellent idea Sig :o ) Count me in :mrgreen:

      Yay! Glad you are in Anuzi… There are way too many drinks out there… I am sure you will find one…

    22. Revathi
      February 21st, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

      You are in your element hosting this event !!! :( Yes):

      :) Yeah, this was a no-brainer pick…

    23. Laavanya
      February 21st, 2008 @ 1:33 pm

      Maybe this’ll get me to try your Gitatini :) Thanks for hosting this.

      Sure, try Gitatini, but find another one too for this event… :)

    24. TBC
      February 21st, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

      I don’t drink so I guess it’ll be a smoothie. :cry: :roll:

      Smoothie or any kind of mocktails are perfectly fine TBC… :)

    25. Namratha
      February 21st, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

      Asha mentioned MBP only recently, I had no idea such an event existed till then. Glad to know its back and lovely theme. That’s an awesome pic!! :( Yes):

      Thanks Namratha, this is a great event, and I am glad it is back too… :)

    26. Jayasree
      February 21st, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

      Good theme. I always don’t make mixed drinks. And I don’t have any bookmarked. Let me start my patroling right away.

      That is the spirit Jayasree.. I am sure you will find something great… :)

    27. reena
      February 21st, 2008 @ 9:52 pm

      :( Martini): :( Martini): when you post all entries i will bookmark it :razz:

      :) I knew I just have to show a cocktail glass and reenie will be right here… :)

    28. Shella
      February 22nd, 2008 @ 1:26 am

      Am not much a drink person…..but yeah, I’d love to be one…..so maybe if I come across something I will surely give it a try……

      Hope you find something nice Shella!

    29. Padma
      February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:21 am

      Great Event Sig, so now we get to see a wide array of drinks :( Martini): from your blog as well as others… I have to learn making those lovely drinks :drool: from you and look fwd to it after I come back from India.

      Sig, thanks for ur kind comments and a warm welcome onboard. Its like a family member welcoming me after a vacation (blog break :wink: )….

      Thanks Padma… Have a great time in India, see you when you get back!

    30. Rachna
      February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:34 am

      Hey Sig, its a great idea to bring MBP back!!! Will try to participate!

      Hey Rach, good to see you… miss you from the food blogging world!

    31. Pooja
      February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

      Its a lovely theme,
      I jsut posted 2 drink for JFI of coffe on creativepooja1 blog , and here you are hosting cofffee’s event with drinks in theme , the world is all round buddy :grin: .
      lovely ,will surely come up with something nice, consider me in :( Martini):

      I just discovered the creativepooja1 blog… :) Great entries for JFI, hope you find some thing nice for MBP too… :)

    32. Miri
      February 25th, 2008 @ 3:35 am

      How did I miss this?!! I’m in….slurrp – lovely excuse to try some lovely drinks! :( Beer):

      :) yay, cool! Thanks Miri, looking forward to an entry from you!

    33. Raaga
      February 26th, 2008 @ 10:03 pm

      no fair :cry: :cry: :cry:

      :D ahh lazy bum…

    34. Deeba
      March 3rd, 2008 @ 4:41 am

      :drool: WAY TO GO, SIG…nice choice. Cheers!!

    35. SilverMoon
      March 14th, 2008 @ 5:36 am

      Just sent you off an entry to this, my second ever blog event. I scoured the blogosphere espcially to find something for this event. I guess that’s the point really, as now I have a few more drinks I’d like to try out… at some point :wink:

    36. Deeba
      March 16th, 2008 @ 4:30 pm

      Hi Sig,
      Have mailed the link/details to you again…looks like you missed it the first time. It’s LivetoEat@gmail.com…right?

    37. TBC
      March 18th, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

      Hey Sig,
      Just mailed you the details. Hope you have received it. :( Beer):

    38. Homecooked
      March 24th, 2008 @ 1:50 pm

      Hey,just emailed you my entry.Hope you got it :)

    39. DoonDauntee
      December 19th, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

      Qualitative resource

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