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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; 1st edition (April 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811865800
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811865807
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Denise Gee, author of Southern Cocktails, lives in Dallas, Texas.

Robert M. Peacock is a Dallas-based photographer. His work includes Southern Cocktails.

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Great drink recipes and plenty of ideas.
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I have stacks of cookbooks that I love and another stack of entertaining and decorating books that I reference.
J. Perdue
Filled with great ideas/recipes for entertaining with style .
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By BeachBrights VINE VOICE on April 19, 2010
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I also reviewed this book on my blog and included a recipe! Great (fun) Book!

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Perdue on June 2, 2010
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I have stacks of cookbooks that I love and another stack of entertaining and decorating books that I reference.
This exquisite, inexpensive book has all that in one. Love it for myself but am also using it for gifts!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Meredith M. Vrobel on October 20, 2010
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Drink recipes are pretty good but think the food recipes could be better. Best part of the book is the photographs so maybe good coffee table book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Thrall on January 29, 2014
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We all like summer outings.. well most of us do! This has some really great classic recipes for drinks and some nice decorating tips for fun outdoor get togethers. We can all look on the internet for ideas, but it's kind of nice to have a hardcover book of ideas.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tahoe Barb on July 15, 2013
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It is probably my fault for not reading the description better before ordering, but this is mainly a "how to make mixed drinks" book with a few recipes for food in the back. I was expecting a lot more ideas for parties, like decorating, etc., and more recipes for party food.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Doug Mosley on July 27, 2010
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Speaking of those summertime parties, here's a book that is sure to draw interest from anyone who enjoys whiling away a relaxed afternoon or evening on an old-fashioned porch. That's exactly the concept of "Porch Parties: Cocktail Recipes and Easy Ideas for Outdoor Entertaining" by Denise Gee ($16.95, Chronicle, 144 pp.).

Even though the basics of this book are cocktails, it goes the extra mile in weaving its story of relaxing on the porch. This one will have you swaying back and forth in your chair as if you were in an old rocker as you turn the pages. I really enjoyed the interesting sidebars that accompany each recipe and the author goes into extra detail in setting the scene for these outings with hints on planning, appetizers, décor and more.
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By Daphne on September 5, 2013
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This is a beautiful, useful book..It has been sitting on my screened porch all summer when it has not been in the kitchen where I used the recipes often. Everyone who stopped by for my porch parties oohed and aahed over the recipes and photography.
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By Amazon Customer on July 27, 2013
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I think this book is a must have for people who like to entertain. Great drink recipes and plenty of ideas.
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