Chic New Year's Celebration
Cocktail Party Menu
- Pomegranate Prosecco
- Honeyed Olives
- Basil Aïoli with Crudités
- Beef Tenderloin with Garlic-and-Merlot Jam
- Chicken Sausage Puffs with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce
- Scallop-and-Avocado Tostadas
- Mini Bacon Quiches
- Almond Truffles
- White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse
Pomegranate seeds add an extra festive layer to this fizzy drink.
- Recipe: Pomegranate Prosecco
Make this flavorful appetizer up to a week early. Bring to room temperature before serving and garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs or strips of lemon peel.
- Recipe: Honeyed Olives
Basil Aïoli with Crudités
Presentation is half the fun! A beautiful platter of crudités is almost too pretty to eat.
- Recipe: Basil Aïoli with Crudités
Beef Tenderloin with Garlic-and-Merlot Jam
The garlic-and-merlot jam gives this recipe a special kick, but don't completely douse your meat and bread slices. A little flavor goes a long way.
Chicken Sausage Puffs with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce
These delightful little puff pastries taste best when served warm. The tasty sauce is a simple combination of coarse-grained mustard mixed with sour cream.
Since the scallops take only two minutes to cook, you can make the avocado mixture ahead of time and then refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Recipe: Scallop-and-Avocado Tostadas
Mini Bacon Quiches
Top these quiches with fresh thyme leaves and green onion. Bonus: This recipes tastes good both warm and at room temperature.
- Recipe: Mini Bacon Quiches
These tasty treats can be made and refrigerated up to three days ahead. Bring them to room temperature before serving.
- Recipe: Almond Truffles
White Chocolate-Peppermint Mousse
This fluffy white-chocolate mousse is a dreamy peppermint cloud. Best of all: it's make-ahead!