Sunday, March 15, 2015

Punch Bowls and Pitcher Drinks book review!

    I recently read Punch Bowls & Pitcher Drinks recipes for BIG-BATCH COCKTAILS by: Jeanne Kelley and Sarah Tenaglia. I want to start off by saying that I assumed this book was about summertime punches for picnics and outings, but found out the old saying is true, you can't judge a book by its cover!
     Beautiful isn't it? I was pleasantly surprised that around 90% of the recipes were of the adult kind. I myself like to pretend I'm a bartender when entertaining guests, so the ideas of some of these drinks resonated with me. These ladies took their time with this book, and it shows. It's well written and easy to follow, leaving nothing to the imagination. You can find out more about the authors here. 
     There are 112 pages that cover everything from (diy) simple syrups, to mixology mastery. I would have never thought up some of the combos that are present here, but I loved reading of things I would not have tried in a million years. There are beautiful photos distributed throughout the book, and many side notes and tips. This book can have you whipping up concoctions that would have the neighborhood parties envious of your drink making skills. Each one is beautiful in its own right. 
     I for one am a big fan of the Tropicolada drink. It's a mix of bananas, ice, mango, rum, pineapple juice, sweetened cream of coconut, and a few other twists. It is to die for! 
   To find out more about this book, go here!
And remember, alcohol is for those 21 and up! PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY! 

** I received this book for review from bloggingforbooks in exchange for my honest opinions.**


  1. My mouth is watering! (Probably because it's 90 degress right now lol) but they sound frrshing. May have to give this book a swirl soon. Thanks for posting

    1. It's a great book :) Lots of different recipes, most of which are of the adult variety.