Happy New Year! Whether you hit the town or settle in on the couch, I suggest greeting 2016 with a belly full of good snacks and sips. Here are some of my favorite party food and drink recipes, perfect for sharing.
Roasted Golden Beet and Lentil Hummus– French green lentils and roasted golden beets blended into a dip flavored with coriander, cumin and turmeric.
Vegan Mushroom Lettuce Wraps– sautéed mushrooms in a sambal-tamari glaze served in crisp lettuce leaves.
Sauteed Shishito Peppers– charred shishito peppers with lemon and shichimi togarashi.
Better Than Basic Guacamole– fresh avocado dip with radish, sesame seeds and sumac.
Spiced Cashew and Coconut Snack Mix– roasted cashews and coconut flakes seasoned with ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning.
Cucumber Lemon Greek Yogurt Dip– simple yogurt dip with cucumber, lemon peel, Italian parsley and sumac.
Blood Orange and Ginger Cocktail– fresh squeezed blood orange juice with vodka or bourbon and ginger beer.
Jasmine Ginger Iced Green Tea (mocktail)- a floral and refreshing mix of jasmine green tea, lime, ginger beer and strawberries.
Very Good Gin and Tonic– a simple and good mix of gin, tonic, Meyer lemon and pomegranate arils.
Bourbon Cider Cocktail– bourbon, bitters, hard cider and a touch of maple syrup.
Mint Mojito Drink– fresh mint muddled with light rum, lime juice and club soda.
Kentucky Mule Bourbon Drink– bourbon whiskey with spicy ginger beer and fresh lime.
More party food and drink recipes:
Pomegranate Kir Royale from Girl Versus Dough
French 75 Cocktail from Bourbon and Honey
Pomegranate Elderflower Champagne Cocktail from Drink and Cocktail Recipes
Layered Mediterranean White Bean Dip from Eating Clean Recipes
Meyer Lemon Bars with Sea Salt from Frites and Fries