Book Club Traditions – Beaufort Book Bashers Kennedy Punch
Maybe she wore a pillbox hat. A tailored sheath. Gloves would’ve been appropriate, given her precious cargo.
Whatever she wore, when she showed up with a vat of white sangria, the Beaufort Book Bashers treated her with Camelot-like awe. Or they made fun of her with Kennedy-esque wit. Or they lubricated their book discussion with tequila-fueled hallucinations.
Her white sangria became the group’s Kennedy Punch. In impeccable Southern fashion, it’s usually served in a real punch bowl with a ladle, though after a couple of hits of this stuff, I wouldn’t be surprised if people just dunked their empty glass into the bowl for a refill.
Basher Carole Ingram was kind enough to share the recipe with me. I hope you’ll raise a glass in honor of the Beaufort Book Bashers at your next book club event.
Pillbox hat optional.
RECIPE FOR BEAUFORT BOOK BASHERS KENNEDY PUNCH
Yes. The handwritten ingredients go into the bowl right before serving. Imagine how much fun your book club (or any club, for that matter) could have with this recipe.
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