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Entertaining Tips

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THE ‘Tipsy’ FALL COCKTAIL PARTY

 

COCKTAILS GALORE

 

The Perfect Martini or the Dirty Martini with garnish choices of Vermouth Tipsy Olives, Vodka Tipsy Jalapeno Olives or Tipsy Blue Cheese Olives

 

Dry Gibson garnished with Vermouth Tipsy Onions

 

Manhattan garnished with Whiskey Tipsy Cherries

 

Gin Fizzed Gimlet garnished with Gin Tipsy Lemon Olives

 

 

HORS D’ OEUVRES

 

Tapas Platter with Tipsy Tapas Cheese Stuffed Hot Peppers, Baby Squash and Sweet Peppers, assorted cheeses and meats,

 

Mediterranean Olive Bruschetta and Goat Cheese Layered Dip

with crackers

 

Proscuitto wrapped Tipsy Cocktail Skewers

 

Mini Muffulletas with Spicy Olive Bruschetta

 

Cream Cheese filled Party Cups topped with 3 Pepper Blast

 

Signature Style

We love how festive a signature cocktail feels, no matter what type of party you’re throwing! Not only are they a fun way for guests to get in the spirit, but they’re easy to make and don’t require a ton of work. Just mix up your favorite drink (some drinks you can even make a day in advance), pour it in a punch bowl or glass beverage dispenser and set out plenty of glassware.

 

Pop the Bubbly

Nothing says ‘party’ like a bottle of champagne, so if you don’t feel like mixing a signature cocktail, a few bottles of sparkling wine can bring that same festive feel. You don’t even need a corkscrew!

 

Kid-Friendly Festivities

Will children be at your holiday party? If so, consider adding a hot chocolate bar to the mix! Some gourmet hot chocolate and tons of toppings are a great activity for your littlest guests, and don’t be surprised if the grown-ups get excited about hot cocoa too.

It’s the season of spreading joy, and what better way to do that than to offer your guests the ultimate holiday comfort — hot cocoa. We love the idea of setting up a cocoa bar at your holiday get together, complete with peppermint candies, flavored syrups, and marshmallow toppings. Here are some tips for if you plan on incorporating a cocoa bar at your next gathering.

Dream Up Fun Toppings

Of course marshmallows and peppermints are a must, but an array of toppings will delight your guests and allow them to dream up their own perfect cocoa flavor.

 

    Caramel syrup

    Cinnamon sticks

    Butterscotch candies

    Shaved chocolate

    Chocolate sprinkles

    White chocolate chips

    Shaved coconut

    Whipped cream

    Gingerbread cookies

 

Be Sure to Label

No matter what you’re serving, be sure to label everything properly. Otherwise, guests with allergies or dietary restrictions won’t feel comfortable indulging.

Impromptu parties is what entertaining is all about.

Stock your bar with everything you’ll need so you

can invite guests over at the drop of a hat.

We love decking out a bar with pretty glassware, all of the

cocktail making essentials and cocktail napkins.

On that same note, keep easy appetizers

like cheese, party cups, and pepper jellies on hand!