Toast 2017 with the Perfect Trio of Appetizers and Cocktails
Dec. 22, 2016
Their miniature stature may seem unintimidating, but preparing the perfect party hors d'oeuvres can be one of the most overwhelming entertaining undertakings. Ever. The ultimate goal? Find something that's small on prep and big on flavor, and can be downed in two bites.
Enter your solution: spicy lamb meatballs, harissa skewers and herb-roasted nuts, all paired with bubbly cocktails that aren’t Champagne.
Let what you serve on New Year’s Eve be the inspiration for a satisfying, effortless 2017. Cheers!
These bite-size meatballs, dipped in a sweet mint pesto, are a poppable delight. Prep is a breeze—just roll them beforehand. Be sure to make extra, since they’re sure to go fast.
With sweet vanilla-cinnamon syrup, Roca Patrón Silver and hint of sparkling wine, this effervescent cocktail is like a New Year’s party in a glass.
Everyone loves food on sticks, especially when clutching a cocktail in one hand and a purse in the other. These chicken skewers, with a kicky, spicy Tunisian chile paste and cooling nonfat yogurt, promise to become the life of any party.
This smooth, citrusy cocktail is light, refreshing—and remarkably festive. In other words, it's the perfect celebration sip.
Chestnuts don’t have the market cornered on holiday nuts. With a coating of fried rosemary and sage oil, in fact, these crunchy almonds hold their own in any snack bowl. Bonus: As they roast, they’ll make the whole house smell festive.
The only problem with this fizzy Patrón Reposado, citrus and vermouth cocktail is that it tends to put everything else you serve to shame. In other words, make sure to have plenty of reserves, because your guests will want refills.