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Trend Alert: Miniature Foods

Move over bacon; there's a new trend in town.  Miniature versions of your favorite foods will be hitting party tables across America this year.

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Mexican Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Salsa

I love shrimp. I love cocktails. I love salsa. And I love Avocados.  Now, here they all are in one big mouthwatery explosion of Mexican Shrimp Cocktail awesomeness.  I mean, just look at that picture. It's so delicious you could just eat it... What you need is...

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Cava Sangria

Cava Sangria

YIELD: Makes 4 1/4 cups

PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES

Ingredients

8 large mint leaves

1 (750-milliter) bottle Cava sparkling wine, chilled*

3/4 cup white grape juice, chilled

1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1/4 cup orange liqueur Garnish: fresh sugar cane sticks

Preparation

Press mint leaves against sides of a large pitcher with back of a wooden spoon to release flavors. Stir in sparkling wine and next 3 ingredients. Serve immediately over ice. Garnish, if desired. *Other sparkling wine or Champagne may be substituted. Serve in a beautiful Smarty Had A Party Clear with Gold Ornament Rim Tumbler.

New Amsterdam Sour

New Amsterdam Sour

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz Bols Genever
  • ¾ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • ½ oz red wine

Directions:
  1. Combine the genever, lemon juice, and simple syrup and shake with ice
  2. Strain mixture into an ice-filled glass
  3. Insert straw and float red wine on top