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Simple Party Food and Drink Recipes

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.

Snacks
Beet and Lentil Hummus DipRoasted Golden Beet and Lentil Hummus– French green lentils and roasted golden beets blended into a dip flavored with coriander, cumin and turmeric.

Vegetarian Lettuce WrapsVegan Mushroom Lettuce Wraps– sautéed mushrooms in a sambal-tamari glaze served in crisp lettuce leaves.

Charred Shishito PeppersSauteed Shishito Peppers– charred shishito peppers with lemon and shichimi togarashi.

Easy Guacamole | KingfieldKitchen.comBetter Than Basic Guacamole– fresh avocado dip with radish, sesame seeds and sumac.

Roasted Cashews and Coconut | KingfieldKitchenSpiced Cashew and Coconut Snack Mix– roasted cashews and coconut flakes seasoned with ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning.

Lemony Cucumber Greek Yogurt DipCucumber Lemon Greek Yogurt Dip– simple yogurt dip with cucumber, lemon peel, Italian parsley and sumac.

Drinks
Blood Orange Gin DrinkBlood Orange and Ginger Cocktail– fresh squeezed blood orange juice with vodka or bourbon and ginger beer.

Iced Green TeaJasmine Ginger Iced Green Tea (mocktail)- a floral and refreshing mix of jasmine green tea, lime, ginger beer and strawberries.

Good G and T drinkVery Good Gin and Tonic– a simple and good mix of gin, tonic, Meyer lemon and pomegranate arils.

Bourbon Hard Cider CocktailBourbon Cider Cocktail– bourbon, bitters, hard cider and a touch of maple syrup.

Mint Mojito CocktailMint Mojito Drink– fresh mint muddled with light rum, lime juice and club soda.

Kentucky Mule Bourbon Drink 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

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Kentucky Bourbon Drink Recipes

From Derby Day to any given Saturday, Kentucky bourbon is the key to making great drinks. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite bourbon cocktails including a simple Kentucky Mule and a fresh take on the mint julep. Enjoy! Kentucky Mule Bourbon DrinkKentucky Bourbon Mule– bourbon mixed with fresh lime juice and spicy ginger beer

Bourbon Mint JulepBourbon and Honey Mint Julep– a twist on the classic mint julep made with mint, honey, bourbon and crushed ice (from Bourbon and Honey)

Bourbon Cider DrinkKentucky Apple Cocktail– a mix of bourbon, pure maple syrup and dry hard cider (from Drink and Cocktail Recipes)

Derby Bourbon CocktailThe Derby– bourbon, lime juice, sweet vermouth and Grand Marnier (from Frites and Fries)

Bourbon Milk PunchBourbon Milk Punch– a brunch drink made with bourbon, simple syrup, vanilla and whole milk (from Drink and Cocktail Recipes)

Bourbon Hard Cider CocktailBourbon Cider Cocktail– made with bourbon, bitters and maple hard cider

Super Snacks and Sips for the Big Game!

Grab the chips. Make a dip. There’s some super BIG game happening! (So I’ve been told.) I’m in, as long as there are snacks and sips and sweets. Let’s eat.

Snacks:
Good GuacamoleBetter than Basic Guacamole

Lemony Cucumber Greek Yogurt DipCucumber Lemon Greek Yogurt Dip

Slow Cooker Vegan ChiliSlow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash

Sips:
Kentucky Mule Bourbon DrinkKentucky Mule Bourbon Whiskey Drink

Meyer Lemon Gin and TonicVery Good Gin and Tonic

Bourbon Hard Cider CocktailBourbon Cider Cocktail

Sweets:
Oat Flour Peanut Butter CookieOat Flour Peanut Butter Cookie

Rolo Candy BarkCaramel Peanut Chocolate Bark

More game day recipes around the web:
Mango and Goji Guacamole from Love and Lemons
OMG Vegan Butternut Queso from The First Mess
Smoky Pimento Cheese from Bourbon and Honey
Edamame Hummus from Eating Clean Recipes
Lemon Shandy Beer Cocktail from Drink and Cocktail Recipes