Here are a few ideas that seem like they would make great pairings for a cocktail party.
5 Cocktails with Hors D'oeuvres to MatchMargaritas with Smoky Deviled Eggs with Greek Yogurt — Yes, you could go the obvious route and pair a margarita with guacamole (try this grilled version) but why not try something different? The tangy, salty punch of margaritas would go splendidly with these rich, smoky deviled eggs. • Pineapple Basil Cocktails with Fresh Mozzarella Toasts with Spicy Herb Oil — Basil paired with herb oil and mozzarella, for a summery take on the caprese salad, in cocktail form. You could also pair this cocktail with these tomato mozzarella skewers.
• Lemon Verbena and Orange Blossom Fizz with Cream Cheese and Arugula Toast Bites — A sweet, herbed (potentially non-alcoholic) cocktail is complemented by creamy yet slightly spicy toast bites. A perfect pair from the garden.
What are your favorite cocktail snacks to go with your own favorite cocktails?
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