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Brian Morgenstern and Teresa Davis of Virginia, who both worked in the Trump White House, have a series of memorable stories to share about how they met during the Trump presidency, what they accomplished in their respective roles — and lessons learned during the Trump presidency. process are learned.
Most of all, they say it’s “the human moments” that stood out — and they still do.
The couple’s wedding is in June, with the book they co-authored closely. Among the book’s offerings: delicious new recipes.
“You read behind-the-scenes stories and have the tools to host a great dinner party.”
“Vignettes and Vino: Dinner Table Stories from the Trump White House with Recipes & Cocktail Pairings” will be published this fall by Post Hill Press.
One of their Fox News Digital exclusives from the book (available to pre-order now) is a citrus sangria cocktail for spring and summer parties.
“We wrote about our experience at the White House during a global pandemic, an economic crisis, riots across the country, a presidential election and the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice,” Brian Morgenstern told Fox News Digital in a recent interview.
“We wanted to share the history of our country with our readers the way we share our stories with our friends and families.” He said the experience of sharing these stories involves faith — as well as good food and drink.
“Our stories are funny, some gripping, some informative – but one thing is certain: this book is useful!” It contains practical tips for organizing dinner parties.
Brian Morgenstern is an attorney, business consultant, and owner of Win the Future Strategies, LLC, a public affairs and government relations firm. He is a former Deputy White House Press Secretary and Deputy Director of Communications, as well as a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, during the Trump administration.
He helped implement the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES Act, confirmed a Supreme Court justice, and advised the president during COVID-19, riots and presidential elections.
Teresa Davis, co-owner of Win the Future Strategies, LLC, comes from a military family. She is a former senior communications adviser at the White House for Operation Warp Speed, as well as a former deputy Pentagon press secretary during the Trump administration.
“Obviously the outcome is [of Election Night 2020] wasn’t what we wanted – but we made some wonderful memories that night.”
She also served as communications director for Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla. – and competed in the Miss America pageant as Miss District of Columbia 2014.
Of this cocktail recipe they shared exclusively with Fox News Digital, she told Fox News Digital, “This recipe is linked to my story in the 2020 White House Election Night book.”
She added: “We made festive cocktails and enjoyed the evening with friends from all over the administration.”
“Of course,” she added, “the result was not what we wanted, but we still made wonderful memories that night.”
Brian Morgenstern added: “We tested this one on a few friends before it went into the book – it was a huge hit.”
The couple believe that nothing goes better with a spicy red dish than a light, sweet, fizzy drink like a citrus sangria.
Try this spring and summer citrus sangria recipe from the Morgensterns, shared here by “Vignettes and Vino.”
2 bottles of 750 ml dry rosé wine
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
1 orange, sliced
4 oz. brandy
12 oz. pineapple juice
12 oz. soda water (seltzer)
Extra fruit, for garnish
Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher or punch bowl.
Cool in the fridge.
Serve over ice with fruit garnish.
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This recipe is published exclusively with permission from the forthcoming book, “Vignettes and Vino: Dinner Table Stories from the Trump White House with Recipes & Cocktail Pairings” by Brian and Teresa Morgenstern (Post Hill Press); it can be pre-ordered here.