I don’t know about you, but I am SOOOOO happy Spring is finally here…..it’s been a LONG winter!
Let’s welcome Spring with a casual cocktail party for friends….and you don’t have to make things difficult for yourself. Choose a couple of fabulous drinks, some easy snacks…..and you will end up with a festive evening your friends are sure to enjoy!
What could be more fun than a bellini bar?! Set up a table with three different flavors to mix with champagne or prosecco…..
Prosecco with Ginger
Stir together 1 cup ginger juice and 3 tablespoons honey in a small pitcher. To serve, pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a Champagne glass. Fill with Prosecco. Place 3 slivers of crystallized ginger in each glass.
Prosecco with Apricot and Cranberry
Stir together 1/2 cup cranberry juice with 1/2 cup apricot nectar in a small pitcher. To serve, pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a Champagne glass. Fill with Prosecco. Garnish with a thin slice of red apricot.
Prosecco with Blood Orange
To serve, shake a few drops blood-orange bitters into a Champagne glass. Fill with Prosecco and garnish with a twist of orange.
Since you are feeding people for just a couple of hours, you only need a few hor’dourves. Choose three or four sure-to-please snacks, and focus on your presentation – play with the colors of the food and your serving pieces to create a modern buffet. You can never go wrong with an assortment of crudits, and for this particular event I think we need to go with something Springy……how about Goat Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes, and Crispy Spring Rolls?!
Choose some bright color flowers to put around your house, add a few candles and between your decor, food and drinks…..it’s sure to be a fabulous Spring evening!