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.
Caramelized Onion and Raisin Focaccia with Feta
Sweet caramelized onions and raisins provide a contrast to the salty feta and olives on this flatbread.
Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake sharply and strain into glass. Garnish with a twist of lime. Recipe by Amy Ephron, courtesy…
Muddle the lime wedges, mint leaves and brown sugar in a shaker glass. Add vodka and pomegranate liqueur. Shake well with ice and pour into…
Cheesy Barley Stuffed Mushrooms
These mushrooms make a colorful appetizer or a delicious side dish to meat. Shop for hull-less barley, which contains more of the original whole grain components than pearled barley.
Brown Sugar and Lime-Glazed Shrimp and Pineapple Kebabs
A little sweet, a little sticky, a little spicy… Oh! And kids will love them too!
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.