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Holiday Party Ideas: Sweet & Savory Hors D’oeuvres & Cranberry Campari Spritzes

The holidays and holiday festivities are right around the corner, which for me means two things: cocktails and hors d’oeuvres! One of my favorite things about this time of year is creating the drinks and small bites that my family enjoys when we all get together. We spend the holidays traveling between my parents’ home and my in-laws, so rather than putting together main dishes, I’m usually in charge of the appetizers and apéritifs.

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Campari Rose

It’s finally April and Easter weekend put me in the mood for a fun rosé cocktail. I was inspired by my Bonne Maman marmalade to make something along the lines of a Breakfast Martini or the original Marmalade Cocktail, but one thing led to another and I ended up with this bittersweet blend of crisp rosé, lemon, Campari, marmalade, and orgeat.

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La Movida

It’s 1977 in post-Franco Spain. There is unrest and a deep hunger for change that’s fueling the growing punk, anti-establishment movement. Protests, riots, and clashes with the police are the norm. After one incident goes too far, a young woman named Mosca leaves town with her friends. On the road, Mosca searches for her missing brother, but her mission to find him becomes a journey to finding herself along the way.

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Fellow drinkstagrammer and NZ bartender Ollie Mason (@carmelinacocktail) asked if I would try his Bacardi Legacy cocktail, Carmelina, and it was love at first sip! The Carmelina is a delicious and refreshing rum + sake cocktail that was just the pick me up I needed during yesterday’s snow storm. Is it summer yet?? ☀️

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Recipe, Wine, Sake, RumAmy Traynor
Amaterasu (Sun Goddess)

I created this cocktail, named after the Japanese sun goddess to join @thecocktailblog12’s February #a2zcocktails event

I’m really excited to learn a ton of new cocktails this month. It’s only been a month since I joined the #drinkstagram community, and I’ve already learned so much from so many kind and wonderful people. 

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Sake, Wine, RecipeAmy Traynor