Articles Tagged: Cocktail Eats

Fried Elephant Garlic Chips

 Elephant Garlic is a larger version of the wonderful spicy clove we all love. (If you don’t think so, stop reading.)

Emeril created this quick, easy treat to complement his Bloody Bull recipe. We think they are great by themselves.


6 cups canola oil, for deep frying
1 cup very thinly sliced elephant garlic cloves (about 1/8-inch slivers)
4 rosemary branches


For the Fried Garlic: In a heavy 2-quart pot, heat the … Read more

Golden Guacamole – Cocktail Eats

What is Cinco de Mayo woth Guacamole? Here’s a version made with Cuervo’s Golden Margarita:


2 ripe avocados
1 45-oz petite cut diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos, drained
1 can lime juice
½ cup red onion, finely chopped
¼ cup cilantro, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried (optional)
3 tablespoons Jose Cuervo Golden margarita
1-2 teaspoons hot sauce


Peel, seed and mash avocados. Add all remaining ingredients. Refrigerate for one hour. Serve with your … Read more

Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktail

This cocktail treat is a tasty marriage of two of my favorites, shrimp, and Bloody Marys.


1 lemon, juiced, plus lemon wedges for garnish
16 jumbo shrimp, cooked and cleaned
1 (28-ounce) can chunky style crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons horseradish
2 tablespoons Worcestershire, eyeball it
2 teaspoons hot sauce, eyeball it
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
4 shots ice cold vodka
1 teaspoon ground black pepper


Squeeze half of the lemon over … Read more

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Hershey’s is now making Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses. YUM! I haven’t tried them yet, Nicole Weston at Slashfood says they can be a bit harsh all by themselves, but make a great accompanyment to other treats, such as our Chocolate Raspberry Martini and Champage Cocktails.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Kisses

Photo by Nicole Weston.… Read more

Cocktail Eats – Taco Dip

Perfect for the playoffs, taco dip is great for a crowd and really easy to make. This recipe feeds a ton of people and of course can be multiplied.


1 can refried beans
8 oz sour cream
8 oz cream cheese
1 packet taco seasoning
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shedder monterey jack cheese
Hot sauce to taste


In a … Read more

Cocktail Eats – Goat Cheese Fondue

This great appetizer was discovered at Luna Park in San Francisco and is very easy to make for a party, or as a prelude to dinner.

This picture comes from eatingLA, about eating in LA, and their review of the Luna Park’s branch office in LA. This site is a must read for anyone looking for good eats in Los Angeles.

Here’s the recipe we cobbled together from talking to the staff, downing many orders … Read more

Cocktail Eats – Spiced Nuts

This is one fast, simple snack that is perfect for munching while your guests sip the night away. A bit of sugar make these nuts a bit sweet, while cayenne pepper gives them a bite.


    1 pound mixed nuts (any combo of cashews, almonds, peanuts, pistachios, etc.)
    2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    1 tbsp kosher or sea salt
    1 tsp sugar
    1 ½ tsp paprika
    1 tsp rosemary
    ½ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions… Read more

Deviled Eggs

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As we ease into the Holidays, I though it would make sense to share some classic Hors d’Oeuvres for all those parties. The first and one of my favorites of all time – The Deviled Egg.

Why are they Deviled? These treats date back to Roman time – WOW, but the term “deviled” dates back to the 19th century when most spicy dished were refered to as “deviled”, The eggs, it seems, get their name … Read more

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