Appetizer

Smoke and Fire Cheese Straws
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Smoke and Fire Cheese Straws

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Garlic Onionish
  • Salty

Appetizer

Spiced Vinaigrette Chicken Salad Cups
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Spiced Vinaigrette Chicken Salad Cups

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Pungent Spice
  • Sour

Appetizer

Polenta Pizzas with Herbed Goat Cheese
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Polenta Pizzas with Herbed Goat Cheese

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Cheesy
  • Buttery

Appetizer

Vanilla Shrimp Crostini
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Vanilla Shrimp Crostini

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Fruity
  • Cheesy

Beverage

Vanilla Cardamom Fizztini
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Vanilla Cardamom Fizztini

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Sweet
  • Sour

Beverage

Spiced Sangria
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Spiced Sangria

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Warm Brown Spice
  • Sweet

Beverage

Almond-Ale Spritzer
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Almond-Ale Spritzer

Recipe by Gourmet

  • Sour
  • Citrusy

All the ingredients you need for: Holiday Cocktail Party

  • Meat & Seafood
  • 8 beef tenderloin steaks (filet mignon), about 5 ounces each and 1 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined cooked large shrimp (26 to 30 count)
  • 6 ounces pancetta
  • Produce
  • 1 butternut squash (2 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 1/2 bunches radishes
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) sliced cremini (baby bella) mushrooms
  • 1 package (10 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 4 seedless oranges
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 medium Granny Smith apple
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • Dairy & Refrigerated
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pound butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Wines & Spirits
  • 2/3 cup dry red wine

Perfect Timing

Use this master plan to help you cook the Holiday Cocktail Party Menu perfectly. Instructions for all recipes have been expertly divided out so you know what to do when. Makes some of the appetizers a day ahead so you have time to mingle with your guests at the party.

Prep time

2½ Hrs

Total time

4Hrs

Party for 12

appetizers

[Smoke and Fire Cheese Straws]

appetizers

[Spiced Vinaigrette Chicken Salad Cups]

beverages

[Vanilla Cardamom Fizztini]

beverages

[Spiced Sangria]

beverages

[Almond-Ale Spritzer]

appetizers

[Polenta Pizzas with Herbed Goat Cheese]

beverages

[Vanilla Cardamom Fizztini]

appetizers

[Smoke and Fire Cheese Straws]

appetizers

[Vanilla Shrimp Crostini]

appetizers

[Spiced Vinaigrette Chicken Salad Cups]

appetizers

[Polenta Pizzas with Herbed Goat Cheese]

appetizers

[Spiced Vinaigrette Chicken Salad Cups]

beverages

[Spiced Sangria]

beverages

[Almond-Ale Spritzer]

beverages

[Vanilla Cardamom Fizztini]

Well Done!