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Cocktail Party

Minty, Fruity & Refreshing: The Pimm's Cup Is the Perfect Summer Drink

The perfect Pimm's Cup is an ideal summer drink to sip—so here's how to make one, plus info on what exactly Pimm's is and how the gin-based English liqueur came to be. Come summer, when we think of...
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Summer 2019 Cookbook of the Month Cocktail Companion: BATCH COCKTAILS

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months 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

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by Sprocka 15 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

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by AgnesGooch 1 year 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

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by akdad 1 year 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?

LaLa
by LaLa 1 year 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 1 year 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

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by rp17 1 year 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

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by RickatChow 2 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

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by amnyc 2 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...

Caviar

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by anndillman 2 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

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by arielleeve 2 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

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by Yankeegirl28 2 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?

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by frenchcountrykitchen 2 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

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by akdad 2 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?

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by NomadicFoodie 2 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

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by bblonde 7 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?

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by mskilgore 2 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

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by sweethooch 2 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

Multifoiled
by Multifoiled 3 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...

Recommendations for a cocktail shaker?

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by yohaymor 2 years ago

I know there are lots of types for beginners - cobbler shaker . And from everything I've been looking for until now - the shaker I got the most testimonials from is the SHIKSHOOK brand . Which is...