Saturday, March 17, 2012

Irish Whiskey Punch

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Some legends claim St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland.  Others claim those "snakes" were the Druids and Pagans.  I'm inclined to believe the latter.

Whatever you believe, have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day.  Wear something green, tip a bit of Irish beer or Whiskey.  Speaking of which, here is my recipe for Irish Whiskey Punch, which I make every year.  My guests--even those who claim not to like whiskey--practically lick last few drops from the bottoms of their cups.


Irish Whiskey Punch

6 lemons
3 pints of boiling water
2 cups of sugar
3 pints of Irish whiskey

Peel the lemon rind very thinly, and then squeeze the lemon. Add to the boiling water and sugar. Dissolve the sugar. Then add the Irish whiskey, strain the punch, and serve. It can be served hot or allowed to cool and bottled for picnics.

Variation (mine):
The first year I made this, when I removed the lid from the pot, flames erupted.  So now I prepare the sugar, water, and lemon juice in a sauce pan, then dump it into my crockpot set on low, THEN add the whiskey.  It can be served directly from the pot.  Leftovers--if there are any--can be stored in the fridge and reheated, or serve it cold for a picnic lunch.  If you're not driving...


And if you need an Irish read, don't forget to revisit my Mulligans.  If you haven't met them, MULLIGAN STEW is still only 99 cents in digital format.  Find all the links at my site.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Release!

Cast Of Characters Anthology
"When It's Wright" by Deb Stover
-- on sale April 3rd and available for pre-order now.
Deb Stover shares her unique voice with 27 other authors--including 11 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers--in a celebration of great storytelling. CAST OF CHARACTERS belongs in the library of every reader who loves fiction.

Visit Deb's website books' page for links to purchase or order.

 As always, if you want to purchase a book with Deb's autograph, please contact Beth Anne's Book Corner in Colorado Springs.  She can find anything, including Deb's early, early books, and this new one. Please tell her I sent you.

 May all your days include a bit of magic!