Easy Entertaining: 15-Minute Appetizers and Drinks
Smoked Salmon Tartare
Smoked salmon gets an added crunch when served on radish slices.
Pomegranate Champagne Punch
For a nonalcoholic version, combine 2 1/2 cups seltzer and 2 cups pomegranate juice.
Sweet dates and salty prosciutto combine in a tasty bite.
This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog
(usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt).
Caviar-Stuffed New Potatoes
Caviar lovers agree that the best presentations are the simplest.
This refreshing beverage adds sparkle to your summer evenings.
These sweet and savory bites are like a cheese course in a bite.
Passion fruit juice turns a pina colada into something special.
Roast Beef & Blue Cheese Spears
Deli roast beef and a simple blue cheese cream top Treviso in a simple, pretty appetizer.
Celebrate fresh cherries with this mint-infused cherry cocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.
Ham & Red Pepper Spread
Spread this creamy ham and roasted red pepper dip on Belgian endive, crackers or toasted baguette or use it as a dip for vegetables.
Blood Orange-Pomegranate Mimosas
This twist on the mimosa is made with blood orange juice and pomegranate juice. It's a special way to start any weekend or toast the holiday season.
A refreshing and low calorie alternative to sugar-laden sodas.
Green Olive & Almond Spread
Serve this simple but unique spread with zucchini or cucumber rounds or fire-toasted thin baguette slices.
Spiced Spanish Almonds
Salty, sweet and laced with smoke--the perfect kind of almond for a party. If any remain the next day, savor them over a salad topped with sliced ripe pears and shaved Manchego cheese.
Wasabi Crab on Endive
Spicy wasabi mayonnaise makes crab sing in these easy appetizers.
This festive peach cooler uses sparkling grape juice instead of wine. Serve it in a wineglass for a lovely presentation.
Celebrate the first cherries of the season with this mint-infused mocktail. Black cherry-flavored seltzer gives the drink the most cherry flavor, but plain seltzer also works well.
Tangerine Bourbon Sidecars
A fresh twist on a classic cocktail, this quick drink recipe uses sweet tangerine juice to balance the tang of bourbon.