One-of-a-Kind Appetizers for Your Finest Cocktail Party
Blood Orange Salad with Crisp Rosemary and Olives
While there's nothing wrong with a classic Caesar or house salad, your cocktail party guests (and their tastebuds) will appreciate a starter that differs from the norm. Defy expectations by tossing this citrus salad, which features pomegranate seeds (for pops of sweetness and welcome crunch) and kalamata olives (for a sharp burst of flavor).
Shrimp with Carrot Cocktail Sauce
By plating a single shrimp on its own, your get-together will feel like a Michelin-star restaurant. Pair it with this addictive sauce, which combines the natural sweetness of carrot with the tartness of lemon juice, for a binge-worthy cocktail party appetizer. Plus, the spices lend just the right amount of depth and boldness. (Give the host a helping hand by bringing these healthy party snacks with you.)
Chickpea Rolls With Smashed Avocado and Smoked Salmon
Prosciutto-Wrapped Sweet Potatoes
This spin on prosciutto and melon subs in Japanese sweet potatoes and adds crisp sage for a cocktail party appetizer fit for fall. Don't forget to add a drizzle of balsamic reduction to bring all the flavors together.
To make the reduction, pour balsamic vinegar into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and let vinegar simmer until it’s reduced by about half.
Romesco-Stuffed Brussels Sprout Bites
Manhattan di Ambra
Remember: It's not a cocktail party without a classic cocktail. The richness of this Manhattan makes it the season’s most satisfying sip.
Sticky Sesame- and Pistachio-Crusted Cauliflower Bites
For a cocktail party appetizer that stands out on the crowded grazing table, turn to this purple cauliflower dish. The veggie not only gives the starter a deep, gorgeous hue, but it also offers extra antioxidants. (Mor here: Why You Should Eat Colorful Foods) Pistachios and sesame seeds complement the nuttiness that cauliflower develops when roasted.