Porch Parties and Sangria Recipe


Porch Parties
by Denise Gee
Chronicle Books
ISBN: 978-0-8118-6580-7

My Review: This book exemplifies porch entertaining with over 50 cocktail and handheld snack recipes. These recipes make entertaining simple, fun and enjoyable. The book is bright and cheerful with great photographs. Approximately every third recipe has a coordinating picture. The book is divided into 5 chapters:

Porch Party Pointers
Convivial Cocktails
Punch with Pizzazz
Think Frocktails not mocktails
Little Bites

For this review I made the Ruby Sangria on page 71. This Sangria proved to be light tasting and refreshing. I recommend this book to anyone wanting simple delicious entertaining. This would also make a cute gift...think housewarming!

Here are the pictures & recipe of my Sangria from Porch Parties:




Ruby Sangria (page 71)
1 (750ml) bottle red wine
1/2 cup brandy
1/2 cup orange flavored liqueur
1/2 cup fresh OJ
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups orange wedges
2 cups red apple wedges
2 cups green apple wedges
2 cups grapes
1 (750ml) bottle sparkling water, chilled
Garnish: with extra of the above fruit threaded on small skewers

Combine the red wine, brandy, liqueur, OJ and sugar in a large pitcher; stir well. Add the oranges, red & green apples and grapes. Chill for several hours.

Just before serving, add the sparkling water.

Pour the Sangria into red-wine goblets filled with ice. Garnish with fruit kabobs, if desired.

Take two aspirin in the morning. Kidding, the book does not really say this!


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Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

OOH Looks like a good book. I love me some Sangaria

elizabeth said...

so tell me -
Did you and Byron finish off the pitcher of sangria!!
:ooks yummy

Megan/Brassy Apple said...

can't wait for the weather to perk up so I CAN party on the porch! :)

katherinemarie said...

whoooo that looks so refreshing and yummy!

Kathy said...

What a neat idea for a cookbook! I never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Oh man, be careful with that stuff. We made white sangria last summer for a pool party and the whole crew was completely WASTED by sunset. It's fruitiness is deceptive and wicked!

Scientific Housewife said...

That book seems really fun and I love Sangria!