If you’re hosting a cocktail party and seem to have run out of ideas regarding what to put on the menu, why not take a look at some of the great options below to get you started?
#1 – Hors D’oeuvres
These are normally a hit at any cocktail party, and a few popular items can include corn fritters, wild rice pancakes with smoked trout salad, pastry-wrapped asparagus fingers with dipping sauce, wild mushrooms on garlic toast, grilled artichokes with butter dip, pigs in blankets and mini sirloin squares on sticks.
#2 – Jalapeno Poppers
Taking less than an hour to prepare (5 minutes prep and 45-50 minutes baking), jalapeno poppers are extremely popular items to serve at cocktail parties. 20 jalapenos will yield around 10 servings and the seeds can be removed in cases where guests are not going to enjoy overly hot foods. Cream cheese can be spread on the peppers to add a little extra flavor as well.
#3 - Cocktail Shrimps and Dips
Regardless of whether the occasion is formal or casual, there is always room for a tray of cocktail shrimps and a wide variety of dipping sauces. Popular options for sauces can include creamy avocado dip, cream cheese dip, sweet chili sauce, BBQ sauce and 1000 Island sauce. 2 lbs. of shrimp will yield anywhere from 40 to 50 single servings, depending on their size.
#4 – Cream Cheese Wontons
These delectable bite-sized treats are relatively quick and easy to prepare. Wonton wrappers, cream cheese, hot sauce and finely chopped green onions form the basis of them, and dipping sauce can either be soy-sauce or hot sauce based.
The team at Parts and Labour Catering know hoe stressful it can be to ensure that everyone has enough to eat at a cocktail party, which is why they are here to help. Contact them today to see how they can assist you.