Colleen Mullaney & Jack Deutsch
Chronicle, 2005 (2005)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
olleen Mullaney tells us that '
' punch is emerging from retirement and '
again finding favor on the party scene
'. She provides a brief history (which informs us that punch dates back to the 1600s) and offers a selection of three dozen recipes. Jack Deutsch's photos of punch in a variety of bowls, jugs and glasses add splashes of color to this vibrant little book. Begin with the
, which include sensible
Tips for Perfect Punch
. Mullaney surveys
, talks about choices in
Bowls, Glasses and Ladles
(from mint to marigolds), and explains the decorative value of ice cubes and forms. At the back of the book are
for decorative ice,
n to the punches! Every one of the
looks worth trying to me, but I'll start with
, which combines vodka, cranberry juice, lemonade and ginger ale, with frozen cranberries as garnish. The rum and raspberry purée combo in
also appeals to my taste buds. In the
section, the punches typically add tequila or rum to fruit juices.
Bloody Mary Bowl
(handy for those mornings after), a
Holiday Ho Ho
(essentially an egg nog), and many more old favorites. I've always liked bubbly so intend to thoroughly investigate the
uses black currant liqueur, and there's an enticingly updated
here too. Finally, we have
Coffee, Tea & Lemondade
Ginger Tea Punch
Sparkling Mint and Strawberry Lemonade
repare for a long hot summer by trying the festive, thirst quenching recipes in
- the selection here covers a wide range of occasions, from casual family get-togethers to formal celebrations.
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