Friday, September 2, 2011

Party Time At Coming Down the Mountain

Karen at Coming Down the Mountain is hosting her Second Annual Labor Day Blog BBQ, and the fun starts today!

It couldn't be easier to participate, as all you have to do is share what you are bringing to the BBQ, and hang out with Karen and all the other partiers.

Since I'm a terrible cook, I'm bringing my favorite snack, tortilla chips and salsa, and also sharing my favorite summer drink, the Mojito.

Apparently the Mojito is the official drink of Miami, but all I know is that it's a perfect drink for a hot summer day.

Mojitos are made with Rum, lime, club soda, sugar, and mint. There's also a non-alcoholic version, which uses sugar syrup in place of the Rum, and it's equally yummy.

So, I'm sharing Mojitos and snacks with everyone this weekend, and looking forward to meeting new and old friends at the BBQ. Thanks to Karen for being such a great host!

To all my American friends, Happy Labor Day weekend, and to everyone outside of the US, I hope you have a fabulous weekend as well! :)


  1. I love Mojitos. Had one for the first time last summer not in Miami but in Ireland.

    Looking forward to more BBQ treats.
    Yay Karen!

  2. Ooh, mojitos! I knew I came to the right place!

  3. Hi Julie .. I'll add some stuffed mushrooms into the mix .. I'm sure you won't mind if I bring some over from Karen's .. mushrooms and herby cheese, or pate ..

    They'd be good with your tortilla chips (I think we call them crisps!) and salsa dip ..

    The Mojito sounds good .. just can't stand rum .. I'll have some vino .. and cool mojito sans the rum ..

    Love your ideas .. cheers Hilary

    PS I'd better write mine up!

  4. @Ann, they are just the best, I love them. I second the YAY! :)

    @Yvonne, it is, hope you have some fun this weekend yourself. :)

    @Wendy, LOL, help yourself to all the Mojitos you can drink. :D

    @Hilary, oh yum, I love mushrooms, cheese, pate, it all sounds fabulous. I wouldn't mind some vino too LOL. Cheers to you as well and Happy Weekend! :)

  5. That drink really does sound yummy.
    Have a great time at the BBQ.

  6. Hi Julie - another party follower! Great to meet you.

  7. Hi Julie, stopping by from Karen's BBQ!

    PS. I agree, Eric Northman is hot(though I like him better when he's also kind of a psycho, rather than all sweet and gentle), but Alcide makes the woowoo-hairs on the back of my neck shiver. The woowoo-hairs love Alcide.

  8. Hey, looks like you're meeting lots of new people. Successful BBQ. :)

    Have a great holiday weekend Julie!

  9. You can never go wrong with chips and salsa! And thanks for the linky love shout-out, Julie :)

  10. Just stopping by to say hi! Thanks for the mojito! (Delicious!)

  11. I love mojitos! Thanks for letting me know about the party. Hope all is well and enjoy the weekend!


  12. i love mojitos too! and i also can't cook, that's why im bringing whiskey!
    great blog--following!

  13. Enjoy your weekend! I must try a mojito as I haven't had it before.

  14. I keep hearing such good things about the Mojito, I really am going to have to try it!

  15. Hey, I'm sneaking around spiking unattended beverages with moonshine :) Looks like you brought your own spike. :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  16. Hi, Nice to meet you here at the BBQ. Mojitos sounds absolutely perfect. I even have some fresh mint growing in the yard to garnish 'em with.

  17. Hi Julie, It is nice to meet you at this great grill party. I have no problem with drinking a nice Mojito about now because I am getting stuffed from all this great food. I see that you are joining the writers support group as well. Hope to see you again soon. Have a great week-end!

  18. The Mojito looks wonderful. Hope you are enjoying the BBQ and you're labor day weekend. Saying Hello from your contemporary fiction group.

  19. Mmmmmojitos! YUM!

    Happy Labor Day weekend! :)

  20. Coming over for the BBQ. Nothing wrong with salsa and chips. We need pre-dinner snacks.

  21. Hi Julie! I've come from KarenG's BBQ! Wanted to stop by and visit your blog and meet you! I'm just 45 minutes north of Cincy! Ever hear of Cedarville? So happy to meet you!

  22. Am here from the BBQ - thanks for the Mojito! I didn't know there was a non-alcoholic version, that sounds delish too. :)

    Hope you're having a good Sunday!

  23. Here from the BBQ. Nice to meet you! It's so fun to have so many new blogs to follow! My list was stale...

  24. @Giggles, thanks! Hope you're enjoying the holiday weekend. :)

    @Donna, hi, so great to meet you! Thanks for coming by!

    @Amalie, oh, you made me laugh about the woowoo hairs!!! :D LOL I could not agree more about sweet & gentle Eric, slightly psycho Eric is the one my woowoo-hairs love LOL. So great to meet you, thanks for stopping by!

    @LG, thanks, I hope you're having a great weekend too! :)

    @Karen, you're welcome, thanks again for hosting all the fun!

    @Kittie, hi, thanks for stopping in and I'm glad you like the mojito! :)

    @Tracy Jo, thank you, great to see you. I hope all is well with you too!

    @Jeremy, thanks! Ha ha, I think you'll be a popular guest with the whiskey, glad I'm not the only guest who is cooking-impaired. Great to meet you!

    @JL, oh, I hope you like the mojito if you try one, I just think they're fabulous. Thanks so much, hope you're having a great weekend!

    @Rebecca, you do, I think you'll love it. :)

    @Jules, LOL LOL about the moonshine. That's a Kentucky girl for you. ;)

    @Susan, oh, the fresh mint makes the drink even better, yum. Thanks for coming by, so great to meet you!

    @Siv, yeah, I'm stuffed from the food too, but can't stop eating LOL. How great you are in the support group as well, I'm looking forward to seeing you there too!

    @Christy, hello, great to meet you! I'm looking forward to seeing you around the campaign, thanks for coming by!

    @Samantha, aren't mojitos just the best? LOVE them. Thanks so much, hope you're having a nice weekend too!

    @Diane, thanks for coming over, and I agree, I love munching on pre-dinner snacks. :)

    @Betsy, oh, yeah, I do know of Cedarville! Great to meet you! I'm looking forward to visiting your blog, thanks for stopping by!

    @Jayne, thanks, hope you're having a great Sunday as well!

    @sex scenes at starbucks, hi! Your user name makes me laugh, it's great to meet you. Thanks for coming by!

    @Becky, thanks!!

  25. Hello from a fellow campaigner in the thriller/suspense group. BBQ... my favorite summer pastime. And Mojitos sounds like a really good addition to that... as long as you don't have to drive anywhere afterward.

  26. @Doralynn, hi, great to meet you! I'm glad to meet another thriller/suspense writer, that is what I am working on right now with my WIP. Yeah, I definitely need to step away from the Mojitos if I'm driving, no question. Thanks for coming by!

  27. Fellow campaginer here! Looking forward to learning more about you!


  28. Nice to meet you; I love what you brought!

  29. mojitos were my favorite to order when I was a student in Paris. Now that I have three kids I go for an easier drink to prepare- like boxed wine. LOL Nice to 'meet' you! Over here from the BBQ

  30. @Marie, thanks, great to meet you! Looking forward to seeing you around the Campaign. :)

    @Ella, thanks! It's nice to meet you too. :)

    @Creepy Query Girl, I love your user name! Thanks so much, it's great to meet you as well.

  31. Love those mojitos. I have mint growing in my garden and make my own mint and sugar syrup. Next I may plant a Key Lime tree so I'll never run out of limes.

  32. Ooops! I thought I was following you but saw that I'm not (but am now!) Sorry, sorry!!

  33. @Marilyn, oh, that sounds like a fabulous idea, yum! :)

    @Kittie, oh, that's okay, thank you for following!

  34. We were camping and I missed the BBQ, but I think there is always a time and place for mojitos! I'm in your paranormal group on the campaign trail! Can't wait to read more!

  35. @Sarah, I totally agree about the mojitos, never a bad time or place for those. Oh, that's great we are in the same group, nice to meet you!


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