Hosting a backyard bash? I beg you: Don’t pass out from overexertion shaking artisanal cocktails for each of your guests. Instead, mix up my go-to summer party punch: sangria. It’s practically foolproof—get some cheap-ish wine, throw in some fruit, add a little liquor—and it tastes even better if you make it the night before. And here’s a tip: If it’s really hot outside, toss it into a blender with some ice before serving. Think of it as a slushie for grownups. Mmmmmmmm.
Super-honored to be a part of the LA Times Festival of books this weekend. If you're in SoCal, stop by my presentation on Sunday (4/23) at 11 am. Info at www.latimes.com/festivalofbooks for exact location. (It's on the USC campus.) #free #ihateveryoneexceptyou #bookfest