Cocktail Party

A Case Study in Cocktails: New Orleans Is Home to Some of the Longest-Standing Classics

You probably know New Orleans lays claim to many iconic dishes (from po boys and gumbo to king cake), but the city has also spawned several classic cocktails. Here, a look at four famous New Orleans...

Catering for a cocktail party in NYC

by 1foodie1 11 years ago

i need a good caterer who can do a french-themed cocktail reception in nyc next week. can be as simple as crepes or fancy hors d'ouvres. just good food! thanks in advance.

Summer 2019 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion: BATCH COCKTAILS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 2 years ago

Hello and welcome to the reporting thread for our Summer 2019 COTM Cocktail Companion, BATCH COCKTAILS: MAKE-AHEAD PITCHER DRINKS FOR EVERY OCCASION by Maggie Hoffman. Time to roll up our sleeves, ...

70s Cocktail Party Hors d'Ouvres HELP PLEASE

by Sprocka 17 years ago

My husband and I are going nuts trying to recall the name of the product and/or the manufacturer for the pastry puffs that use to be a staple at 70s cocktail parties (at least the ones my family th...

Unique dumpling filling ideas

by AgnesGooch 3 years ago

I'm going to a Cocktails and Dumplings party next week and we were told to come with a unique dumpling filling and dipping sauce - something not typically Chinese. Two ideas I have - chicken larb ...

Tom Collins party

by akdad 4 years ago

This spring/early summer I am planning a cocktail/dinner party around a Tom Collins bar. I’ll have a lazy susan with kaffir lime leaves,strawberry, mangos, different citrus, cucumbers, herbs,etc wi...

Super Bowl... What are you making for the big game?

by LaLa 4 years ago

What is on your menu for the Super Bowl? Are you going to a party? Celebrating at home with your family? Making special team specific snacks? Share all your food plans here.

Jan 30 5-10pm, Absinthe 20th anniversary, SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

"Officially celebrating our 20th Anniversary tomorrow, 1/30! Join us for a reception-style event featuring an all-star lineup of past & present bar managers, each of whom helped establish Absinthe‘...

Need a Make-Ahead Bourbon Cocktail - Pitcher Recipe

by rp17 4 years ago

I'm having a party next weekend and want to make a pitcher of cocktails that my guests can easily pour for themselves. Originally I was going to make a red sangria, but then decided I'd like a bou...

? on simple sirup yield

by RickatChow 4 years ago

Is it normal to get more volume of simple sirup than the initial water contribution? I just made a rich simple sirup for the first time (3 cups sugar dry weight to 1.5 cups water liquid weight.)I g...

40th Birthday Cocktails

by amnyc 4 years ago

My husband will be turning 40 in February. I would like to host a cocktail party for him. We live in a very small apartment, so catering it at home is not an option. I'm looking for a restaur...


by anndillman 4 years ago

Would like to purchase some for New Year’s Eve. Any suggestions for a good website and what type to order?

Hanukkah Cocktail w/Apricot Brandy

by arielleeve 4 years ago

Having a Hanukkah party this weekend and looking to use up some leftover apricot brandy I recently purchased. It'll be all small hors d'oeuvres and standard potato latkes. I don't want to do anythi...

Holiday Cocktail party food

by Yankeegirl28 4 years ago

I am planning a holiday cocktail party where it looks like about 25-30 people have RSVP'd. It's to begin around 7pm. I am planning on serving quite a bit of food. My concern is that I worry that ...

Seasonal Drinks Party Suggestions?

by frenchcountrykitchen 4 years ago

Hi all. My husband and I are having our first Thanksgiving ‘drinks and nibbles’ party, and we are hoping for recommendations for special seasonal drinks to offer our friends. We'll be having ~12 ad...

What to serve with mulled cider

by akdad 4 years ago

Making mulled cider in the slow cooker spiked with brandy for a group of friends, and was trying to think of something to eat. Not a huge fan of scrambling for lots of h'orderves but not wanting to...

Pickle board the new cheese board?

by NomadicFoodie 4 years ago

I recently saw this article and thought the idea was kinda neat. Not sure I would actually omit the cheese, but I like the idea of adding more variety to your usual cheese/charcuterie plate... And...

Please Evaluate my Halloween Cocktail Party Menu

by bblonde 9 years ago

Green apple martini punch Bloody Mary Ghoulish Fingers (salami wrapped around mozzeralla) Deviled eyeballs (deviled eggs) tortilla rollup bones (cream cheese, cheddar, green chiles and tortilla...

Ham at a Cocktail Party?

by mskilgore 4 years ago

Hi Chowhounders! For the past five years I've thrown a holiday cocktail party and the main proteins have been beef tenderloin and shrimp. However, a couple people commented that it was tough to ...

Large scale cocktail -- ice/dilution issues

by sweethooch 4 years ago

Some friends are getting married, guests are gathering for the weekend and I volunteered to provide a cocktail for Friday night (wedding is on Saturday). The cocktail is a variation on a Gold Rush...

Need a unique marmalade recipe, please

by Multifoiled 5 years ago

I'm putting together a cured meat and cheese board for a cocktail hour before Christmas dinner and I want to serve a unique type of marmalade with it. I found this recipe for radicchio marmalade wh...