An Impressive Yet Easy Cocktail Party Menu
So you invited some friends over for drinks... now what? Whip up a few easy appetizers and a special cocktail or two, and then enjoy your company! Here are a few of our favorites that are impressive and flavor-packed, yet simple.
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Bright and herbaceous ricotta topped with a little smoked salmon is like a lighter, slightly more elegant version of lox with some schmear.
Slice this vegetarian, veggie-loaded flatbread into small squares and watch your guests go wild over it.
Also known as "devils on horseback," these little bites were the hottest appetizer of the '70s, and are way overdue for a comeback.
This easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer is brighter than your average hummus and has an unexpected kick thanks to cumin and cilantro.
This 1920s gin-based cocktail is perfect for when you're looking for something on the sweeter side, but still with an herbal edge.
The drink is traditionally made with lemon juice, but to give it a unique twist, this recipe uses grapefruit juice instead. Delicious!
What are your favorite appetizers to make for a cocktail party?