Recipes from Sips & Apps

When it comes to cocktails and appetizers, chef Kathy Casey is an expert at balancing flavors and textures. Sips & Apps has 100 recipes that include not only classics like the Martini and Manhattan but also creative new concoctions like the Douglas Fir Sparkletini and the Blue Thai Mojito. Appetizers include simple finger foods like Roasted Pear Crostini with Gorgonzola and ChaCha Cashews and more substantial treats like Asian Shrimp Cakes with Sweet Chili Sauce. Lots of info on stocking a home bar and plenty of techniques and extras (like a nifty double ribbon marker labeled “sips” and “apps”) make it easy to match up the right sip with the right app.

Pistachio-Feta-Orange Cocktail Cookies

Pistachio-Orange Cocktail Cookies

These savory-sweet cocktail cookies are simple to make yet pack a wallop of flavor. Set them out as a pre-dinner nibble when you want something fetching.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 4
Lemon Drop Martini

Rosemary Lemon Drop

This classy little number shamelessly flaunts its herbal notes, making it as suave and cosmopolitan as far more complicated, not to mention classic, cocktails.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 10
Prosciutto scallop pops on a plate with lemon artichoke pesto

Prosciutto Scallop Pops

Plump, juicy scallops are wrapped in Italian ham and grilled to perfection. On top are dollops of an artichoke pesto. An excellent hors d’oeuvre.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Ginger Sake Jello Shots

Ginger Sake Cocktail “Sushi”

Who woulda thunk it? Cubes of sake-ginger-flavored gelatin sit on thin slices of cool cucumber with candied ginger lending a bracing heat.

  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 1