cocktail party

Cherry Liqueur

Cherry Liqueur | Guignolet

The only real trick to this stiff summery sensation is resisting the temptation to snitch a swig before it’s time.

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  • 5 M
  • 2 D
  • 20
A tall glass of frozen margarita with a salt rim and lime wheel beside a bowl of chips and guacamole

Frozen Margarita

There are those people who feel a frozen margarita is a lesser margarita. We are not those people.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 8
Nine deviled egg halves and a teaspoon on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Made with the requisite mustard and mayonnaise for classic deviled egg traditionalists. And bacon drippings and Sriracha for the rebels in the rest of us.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A rimmed baking sheet with stuffed broiled mussels and a bowl of filling on the side

Stuffed Broiled Mussels

Elegant. Easy. Inexpensive. Just three of the many reasons you’re going to want to make this little keeper of a recipe over and over and over again.

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  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Several low ball glasses filled with pink sbagliato

Pink Sbagliato

A stunning if subtly pink cross of all the best characteristics of a negroni and a Champagne cocktail. Cin cin!

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with crispy fried sage leaves

Fried Sage Leaves

Proof that you really can fry anything and make it vastly better. They make an easy, elegant hors d’oeuvres for any assemblage of folks who appreciate fine cuisine.

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  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Seven crispy rakakat (Turkish cigars) on a parchment-lined white plate

Turkish Cigars

A classic middle Eastern mezze that’s crisp phyllo on the outside, blissfully melty halloumi and feta on the inside with parsley for some semblance of healthiness. Easy to juggle with a glass of wine in hand.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Ten bags of spiced popcorn with assorted flavors

Spiced Popcorn

Movie-watching must. Nostalgic nosh. Low-calorie something to satisfy. Sexy little something to knock back with cocktails as a pre-dinner party teaser. Popcorn has its moods. This recipe fits them all.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A tall, cool pink Kitty highball, filled with ice, and sporting a lemon slice

Kitty Highball

When you want something to sip all night (or all day) without getting tipsy and without feeling like you’re being deprived, this inspired riff on a classic is what you want. Simply red wine spiked with ginger syrup and a splash of seltzer.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
A rimmed sheet pan filled with truffles coated in confectioners' sugar

Champagne Truffles

Got leftover Champange? Or simply seeking an excuse to open a bottle of bubbly? Good. We’ve got the most splurge-worthy use for it ever thanks to these creamy, fudgy, boozy, ganache-gilded little orbs.

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  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 8 H, 15 M
  • 2
Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Buttermilk Dressing With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
Raw Oysters With Champagne Vinegar Mignonette

Raw Oysters With Mignonette Sauce

Oysters. Mignonette. Friends. Champagne. And these shucking instructions. That’s all you need for the best oyster experience ever.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
A tall cool glass of a winter mojito made with rum and a sugar syrup of rosemary, thyme, sage leaves

Winter Mojito

Mojitos in winter? Without hesitation. But only if they’re concocted with dark rum and sage, rosemary, and thyme to lend this classic cocktail a decidedly winter feel.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
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