Whether it's an after-five mixer or a friendly mix-and-mingle, we'll help you plan your cocktail party from olive to martini, with yummy noshes and a mixologist's guide to cocktail recipes.
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Skewers of savory chicken and a luscious peanut sauce for dipping. Satay is the perfect dish for introducing kids to the flavors of the world.
California Ripe Olive and Fig Tapenade
Serve this tapenade on crostini spread with soft cheese like feta, goat or blue. Sponsored by California Ripe Olives.
Serve this and other seafood cocktails in glasses so that they can be appreciated from every angle; it’s a great way to stretch an expensive ingredient without sacrificing any of its luxurious appeal.
Coconut Macaroons with Sea Salt
Impress your friends with this classic, yummy treat, perfect for parties and dinners. Their rich coconut flavor, savory sea salt, and crisp, sweet brown exterior are sure to be a knockout in any gathering.
Fresh Tangerine Pisco Sours
A homemade way to make the favorite tangerine drink among Chileans and a great option for a party cocktail.
Comte and Prosciutto Skewers
French aged Comte cheese has a mild nutty flavor that pairs terrifically with salty cured Prosciutto in a simple, pleasing skewer.
These light party bites made with tomatoes, diced pepper, eggplant and a schmear of herbed cream cheese are surprisingly low in calories and fat.
Brie Crostini with Blueberry Compote
Brie on baguette rounds meets its match in a compote of fresh blueberries and mint for an easy party appetizer.
Barbecue Pork Puffs
These amazingly rich bites put a tasty spin on tender Southern-style barbecued pork.
Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
Looking for a sparkling Champagne sipper? Try this bubbly blackberry-laced cocktail.
Easy Pesto Chicken Panini
With leftover rotisserie chicken or grilled boneless chicken breasts on hand, these delightful sandwiches come together prestissimo!
Gussy up guacamole with pungent blue cheese, spicy peppers and creamy sour cream for an unforgettable party dip.