Appetizer & Cocktail Pairings Guide (Over 50 pairings!)

Make your holidays extra special with tasty combos that’ll wow your guests. Imagine sipping on a fruity Blackberry Martini while enjoying smoky deviled eggs. And don’t miss out on the fun – try margarita’s to martinis, and dips to nibbles, these pairings create a mix of yummy flavors that’ll make your celebrations awesome!

Appetizer & Cocktail Pairings Guide

Pairing appetizers with cocktails can make your party more enjoyable! We’re here to help you discover different combinations that will suit everyone’s taste buds. Join us on a tasty adventure as we explore easy and delicious pairings for your next gathering! The art of food pairings with a favorite cocktail is a great way to start any party! Wine pairings are always a hit, but pairing a savory appetizer with a refreshing cocktail, now you have a party! Join us on a journey through an array of cocktail and appetizer pairings from us and some of our favorite bloggers! We are bringinging a fusion of flavors, from tangy blackberry martinis to savory sensations like smoked deviled eggs, creating a symphony of taste that is sure to impress.

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 Tex-Mex Appetizer & Cocktail Pairings

Indulge in the creamy goodness of Corn Dip featuring Smoked Poblanos & Cream Cheese, paired flawlessly with the tropical kick of Mango Margaritas. The smoky, creamy dip perfectly contrasts the fruity sweetness of the margaritas, making each bite and sip a delightful blend of savory and tangy flavors that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Corn Dip with Smoked Poblanos & Cream Cheese & Mango Margaritas

Easy Watermelon Margaritas & Mexican White Cheese Dip {Queso Blanco}

From Rachel at Craving some Creativity

Spicy Michelada Paired with Easy Grilled BBQ Shrimp Appetizer

From Yvette at Muy Bueno

A classic Mexican beer cocktail, this Spicy Michelada recipe is a lighter version of a bloody mary that’ll go down super easy any time of the day! Pair with: Easy Grilled BBQ Shrimp Appetizer with Baked Flour Tortilla Chips. These are made with just 7 simple ingredients in less than 20 minutes. Juicy grilled jumbo shrimp are piled onto crispy baked tortilla chips with a dollop of creamy guacamole.

Spicy Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita Paired with Tequila Lime Wings

From Denay from Confetti & Bliss

This spicy strawberry jalapeño Margarita is the perfect summertime drink. It has a hint of sweetness, a fresh fruity flavor, and a kick of spice from the jalapeño. Pair with  tequila lime wings that are  crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside. Easy to make in an air fryer or oven, they’re packed with Mexican flavor. Serve with creamy tequila-lime dipping sauce and juicy wedges of lime. Serve them as appetizers, lunch or dinner.

 

Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule - The Short Order Cook
This spicy jalapeno basil Moscow mule is the best summer cocktail. Absolut Peppar vodka & ginger beer make a refreshing, fun, & easy drink.
Check out this recipe

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Watermelon Pico de Gallo (salsa) - The Short Order Cook
The sweet watermelon in this pico del gallo (salsa) balances the pungent onions, spicy peppers, and the fresh kick from the lime and cilantro.
Check out this recipe
Watermelon Pico de Gallo (salsa) - The Short Order Cook

Classic Margarita with Baked Chicken Tacos

From Dana At Killing Thyme

Strawberry Champagne Margaritas paired with Baked Steak Taco Cups

From Tiffany at Simply Happenings

 Large Batch Pitcher of Margaritas paired with Grilled Mulitas

From Aleka at Alekas Get Together

Put down that margarita mix! This Large Batch Pitcher of Margaritas from Alekas Get Together is SO much better and the perfect cocktal to serve a crowd at your next party! Pair them with Grilled Mulitas. These  are similar to traditional quesadillas but use corn tortillas and marinated skirt steak. Get both of these ready in about 15 minutes, and you are ready for a party!

Classics Appetizer & Cocktail Pairings with a Twist!

Let’s start with a classic cocktail pairing. Make your own Bloody Mary mix and set up a bar! This vodka cocktail is a brunch favorite. The tangy flavors, accentuated by the addition of tomato juice and a hint of lemon juice, make it the perfect complement to Spicy Deviled Eggs! The perfect pairing for your next Brunch!

Grill up some Summer peach and ricotta crostini appetizer bites in under 30 minutes. This dish is elegant and perfect for entertaining, without much effort on your part. Pair it with the perfect “Peachy” Cocktail: Peach Rum Cocktail Recipe has a refreshing and light taste, making it the perfect summer drink. Both of these recipes from Jessica at Homebody Eats.

This Perfect Brandy Manhattan recipe from Joanne of the Ugly Ducklimg Bakery is  a variation of one the most classic cocktails. It combines the rich and smooth taste of brandy with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth. Pair it with Pumpkin Pie Spiced Roasted Chickpeas are slow-roasted to create a snack that takes nearly zero effort and will make your house smell like pumpkin pie.

 

Loaded Bread Dipping Oil (Festive Version)
Loaded bread dipping oil is the easiest - and quickest - appetizer for entertaining over the holidays. I’ve given this one a festive twist (think dried cranberries, apricots, pistachios and sage) and all you have to do is mix a pile of gorgeous ingredients with olive oil and serve with soft, warm bread for the ultimate crowd-pleaser.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: DishedByKate.Com
Loaded Bread Dipping Oil (Festive Version)

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Pink Gin Rosé Spritz
This pretty in pink rosé spritz is the perfect refreshing, light taste of summer. Packed with pink gin and Chambord then topped with rosé prosecco and pink lemonade, it makes a fab party cocktail that’s easy to scale up.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: DishedByKate.Com
Pink Gin Rosé Spritz

For a more timeless duo, consider making these pecan, spicy jelly & boursin tarts. The balances the bold flavors of the cocktail, making it an excellent choice for any cocktail hour.

 Sweet & Savory Boursin Mini Pecan Tarts & Cranberry Boston Bourbon Sours!

Easy Ham Dip - Snappy Gourmet
Easy Ham Dip, quick homemade appetizer with leftover ham, cream cheese, and Swiss cheese.
Check out this recipe
Easy Ham Dip - Snappy Gourmet

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Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer Cocktail - Snappy Gourmet
Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer Cocktail recipe - fun Italian cocktail! This easy Italian drink is perfect for Christmas and the holidays!
Check out this recipe
Cranberry Limoncello Spritzer Cocktail - Snappy Gourmet

Classic Canadian Caesar Cocktail Paired with Bacon Spinach Pinwheels

From Elizabeth at Frugal Mom Eh

Hugo Cocktail - Chrstina's Cucina
A hugo cocktail is a clear, refreshing chilled elderflower flavored cocktail. It’s a popular, before-dinner summer drink in Europe.
Check out this recipe

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Prosciutto and Melon (Prosciutto e Melone) - Christinas Cucina
Prosciutto and melon is a classic Italian antipasto dish which combines two contrasting flavors for a surprisingly delicious combination.
Check out this recipe

Air Fryer Egg Rolls paired with Strawberry Bellinis

From Tiffany at Simply Happenings

The Best Pickle Juice Martini - Dash of Jazz
Make the best easy pickle juice martini, aka the pickletini, with just a few ingredients and about five minutes!
Check out this recipe

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Easy Southern Deviled Egg Dip (Keto, Gluten-Free & Vegetarian) - Dash of Jazz
Classic deviled egg flavors are remixed into an easy dip that will satisfy keto, gluten-free, vegetarian, and traditional eaters alike!
Check out this recipe

Festive Holiday Appetizer & Cocktail pairings

When it comes to a Christmas or New Years Party, you are gonna want to jazz up your usual cheese and crackers with a glass of wine. Time to bring out some fancy snacks and your signature cocktails. All of these look fancy and taste amazing, but they are simple to make.

Steak Crostinis paired with Pomegranate Lemon Drop Martinis

Steak Crostinis are an easy appetizer that you can make from leftover steak, and bread. Seriously. A mix of ricotta cheese with horseradish, a drizzle of balsamic honey glaze and a few pomegranate arils, and this is the perfect bite! This recipe for Pomegranate Lemon Drom Martinis is great for entertaining because it’s easy to make in bulk so that you have plenty for your party guests—and it   looks as beautiful as it tastes!

Winter Aperol Spritz paired with The Best Cranberry Whipped Feta Dip

From Jess at Cooking in my Genes

Prepare for the festive holiday season with a delightful Winter Aperol Spritz that perfectly complements this seasonal Whipped Feta Appetizer. The creamy whipped feta is adorned with a simple homemade cranberry compote, topped elegantly with chopped pistachios, and finished off with a drizzle of honey, creating a flavorful and visually appealing pairing that will elevate your holiday gatherings.

Pimm’s Winter Cup - Culinary Ginger
Pimm’s Winter Cup is a warm, winterized version of the summer Pimm’s No. 1 cup with apple juice infused with caramel, orange and cinnamon.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: CullinaryGinger.Com
Pimm’s Winter Cup - Culinary Ginger

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Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites - Culinary Ginger
Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites will be your new favorite seasonal appetizer. Sweet apple & Parmesan wrapped in prosciutto brushed with honey.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: CulinaryGinger.Com
Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites - Culinary Ginger

German Mulled Wine paired with Baked Figs with Goat Cheese

This easy and warming German Mulled Wine recipe (Gluhwein) is a perfect drink to serve during festive season. It smells like Christmas and serves a crowd! Serve with these easy 15-minute Baked Figs with Goat Cheese, walnuts, honey and sage recipe.

Charcuteri Cups & Cranberry Gin Cocktail

From Jen at Peel with Zeal!

Handheld mini charcuterie cups are ideal for parties and gatherings. Mix and match the filling to make unique and fun combinations that wow guests and fit your budget. Pair these cups with a cranberry gin cocktail!  No hard-to-find ingredients or complicated steps. Just a classic cocktail you can easily make at home.

Whiskey Blood Orange Smash Recipe | Saporito Kitchen
Whiskey Blood Orange Smash is the best whiskey cocktails for winter. This blood orange cocktail is perfectly balanced with amazing color.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: ScarlatiFamilyKitchen.Com
Whiskey Blood Orange Smash Recipe | Saporito Kitchen

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Spicy Baked Mac and Cheese Bites
Spice it up with this easy baked mac and cheese bites recipe! Made in mini muffin tins, coated in crispy golden bread crumbs and baked to perfection.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: ScarlatiFamilyKitchen.Com
Spicy Baked Mac and Cheese Bites

Antipasto Wreath paired with White Lady Cocktails

From Amanda at Amanda’s Cookin’

This gorgeous Antipasto Wreath is an eye-catching festive appetizer to snack on before your holiday meal, and it’s so easy to assemble! Pair it with these totally dreamy White Lady Cocktails! The silky surprise of frothy gin, egg whites, and orange flavored liqueur make the white lady cocktail a beautiful sipper with a citrus bite.

Poinsettia Cocktail paired with No Bake Cranberry Brie Bites

From Julia at Happy Foods Tube

Cheese Lovers appetizer & Cocktail pairings

How about some good ol’ Southern charm with the spicy cheesy goodness of this pimento cheese paired with this refreshing blackberry bourbon sour!

The Best Brunch Pineapple Mimosa - The Littlest Crumb
This easy pineapple mimosa is the perfect brunch cocktail to make for guests, and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
Check out this recipe
The Best Brunch Pineapple Mimosa - The Littlest Crumb

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Goat Cheese Croquettes - The Littlest Crumb
These crispy goat cheese croquettes are an appetizer that everyone will love! Drizzled with honey, and sprinkled with walnuts and almonds.
Check out this recipe
Goat Cheese Croquettes - The Littlest Crumb

Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Grapes & Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails

This delicious Whipped Goat Cheese Crostini with Roasted Grapes is the perfect appetizer for fall and winter. This appetizer goes so well with Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktails for a Fall holiday get together.

From Veronika at The Healthful Ideas

Cranberry Moscow Mule with Baked Pears with Gorganzola and Honey

By Elena of Happy Kitchen

The Cranberry Moscow Mule is the perfect holiday cocktail recipe! Easy to put together, easy to tweak, fun to drink and so delicious and festive! You can even make it non-alcoholic. Pair it with Baked Pears with Gorgonzola and Honey: Easy, delicious and elegant appetizer for special occasions. You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make it!

Fall Margarita - hellofrozenbananas.com
Fall Margarita is made with tequila, apple cider, lime juice, orange juice and pumpkin pie spice. It will be your favorite fall cocktail!
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: HelloFrozenBananas.Com
Fall Margarita - hellofrozenbananas.com

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Whipped Ricotta Crostini (with Honey) - hellofrozenbananas.com
Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Honey is an easy and delicious appetizer. The ricotta becomes light, fluffy and irresistible when whipped!
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: HelloFrozenBananas.Com
whipped ricotta crostini

 Citrus martinis, plus Baked Brie Bites

Cranberry Caipirinha
The perfect cocktail to start off your holiday dinner or party, Cranberry Caipirinha is a sweet and tart drink that you simply can’t resist. #CranberryWeek
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: KitchenHoorsAdventure.Com
cranberry caipirinha in. glass with ice

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Blue Cheese Cranberry Ball
Blue Cheese Cranberry Ball is packed with creamy blue cheese, roasted cranberries, herbs, and spices. It takes just a few minutes to whip up for any planned or unplanned dinner guests.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: KitchenHoorsAdventure.Com
blue cheese and cranbery ball on a plate with crackers and a serving knife

Purple Rain Cocktail with Blueberry Balsamic Goat Cheese Appetizer

By Danielle of the Creative Bite

Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe - What a Girl Eats
Kir royale is an elegant champagne cocktail that originated in the Dijon region of France. Creme de cassis is added to champagne for a delightful pale pink aperitif.
Check out this recipe
Kir Royale Cocktail Recipe - What a Girl Eats
Goat Cheese Dip - What a Girl Eats
Goat cheese dip is full of wonderful Mediterranean flavors and it’s delicious with raw vegetables, crackers, or pita!
Check out this recipe
Goat Cheese Dip - What a Girl Eats

Cucumber Pioneer paired with Roasted Grape Goat Cheese Crostini

By Lisa of Garlic & Zest

Winter Old Fashioned with Allspice Dram - Beyond Mere Sustenance
Whiskey, port, and allspice dram with a dash or two of orange bitters, my Winter Old Fashioned evokes the warmth of a fireside chat... A perfect holiday cocktail but you’ll enjoy it all winter long... we sure do!
Check out this recipe
Winter Old Fashioned with Allspice Dram - Beyond Mere Sustenance
Fig Jam and Bleu Cheese Flatbread with Crispy Prosciutto - Beyond Mere Sustaenance
A simple and delicious flatbread appetizer with Fig Jam and Bleu Cheese Flatbread with Crispy Prosciutto Elegant enough for your New Year’s Eve party and easy enough for every day!
Check out this recipe
Fig and bleu cheese flatbreads on a plate

Baked Brie with Pears & Almonds with a  Green Apple Martini

 Smoky Cherry Bourbon Smash with Easy Potato Skins with Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

Seafood Lover appetizer & cocktail pairings

Smoked Salmon + Raspberry Martinis

The smoky salmon flavor pairs perfectly with the slightly tart raspberry martini!

Cosmopolitan Recipe
This classic Cosmopolitan recipe creates a fresh, bright and slightly tart cocktail with the perfect amount of sweetness.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Valeries Kitchen
Cosmopolitan Recipe

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Best Hot Crab Dip (5-star recipe!) | Valerie’s Kitchen
This Cheesy Hot Crab Dip is the ultimate party snack! Crab meat baked with cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar and a few dashes of hot sauce.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Valeries Kitchen
Best Hot Crab Dip (5-star recipe!) | Valerie’s Kitchen

If you love island cocktails and seafood, then you will be obsessed with this combination from Angela at the Short Order Cook! This heavenly tropical Pina Colada on the Rocks is a shaken, not blended. It is the perfect breezy, slightly sweet drink to pair with Ahi Tuna Poke Nachos with Wontons.

Keto Mimosa - Delicious, prep-ahead berry mimosa, Valentine’s Day!
This Keto Mimosa is the perfect low carb drink recipe! If you want a simple cocktail without the guilt and added carbohydrates, this is it!
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Keto Mimosa Recipe - Joy Filled Eats
Keto Mimosa - Delicious, prep-ahead berry mimosa, Valentine’s Day!

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Smoked Salmon Bites (Easy Party Appetizer or Snack!) - Joy Filled Eats
Smoked salmon bites are the best finger food. Perfect for a low-carb snack and a great way to make an easy appetizer for a crowd. Keep this recipe handy for your next party.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Joy Filled Eats
Smoked Salmon Bites (Easy Party Appetizer or Snack!) - Joy Filled Eats

Sweet & Savory Salmon Sliders With Cranberry Sauce & Cranberry Orange Red Sangria 

From Dana at Killing Thyme

Blood Orange & Pomegranate Syrup Moscow Mule
A refreshing and flavourful twist on the classic Moscow Mule cocktail with blood orange juice and pomegranate syrup or molasses.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: ThePeasantsDaughter.Com
2 blood orange moscow mule s and mint

Pair With

Garlicky Mussels In a Red Wine Tomato Sauce With Pancetta
Delicious and quick, these garlicky mussels in a red wine tomato sauce with pancetta is a favorite seafood recipe here.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: ThePeasantsDaughter.Com
Garlicky Mussels In a Red Wine Tomato Sauce With Pancetta

Pineapple Rosemary Crush Cocktails paired with Dynamite Salmon Appetizers

From K.C. at Gluten-Free Foodie

Crisp, refreshing and surprising too, these Pineapple Rosemary Crush Cocktails are the sparkling libation you didn’t know you were missing. Pair with Dynamite Salmon Appetizers that are almost as gorgeous on the plate as they are delicious – and they’re so easy you’ll have all your party guests fooled.

Spiked Strawberry Lemonade with Vodka
When life hands you lemons, make Spiked Strawberry Lemonade! This refreshing and tangy drink is perfect for sipping on a hot summer
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Easy Homemade Recipes
Spiked Strawberry Lemonade with Vodka

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Coconut Shrimp With Dipping Sauce - Bake, Air Fried, Fried
There is nothing like the taste of coconut shrimp with dipping sauce. With two options for coconut shrimp dipping sauce this coconut shrimp recipe
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: Easy Homemade Recipes
Coconut Shrimp With Dipping Sauce - Bake, Air Fried, Fried

Shrimp Cocktail & Champagne Cocktails Recipe

From Lisa at Delicious Table

Once you try this amazing shrimp cocktail recipe, you will never buy the shrimp ring of packaged pre-cooked shrimp at the store. Chic Champagne Cocktails glitter with real gold and bubbles of fine Champagne or prosecco for New Year’s Eve or holiday celebrations like a Christmas party!

Aperol Sour - Casual Foodist
Aperol isn’t just for spritzes. This beautiful bittersweet liqueur is a wonderful addition to a wide variety of cocktails. Paired with gin, lemon juice, bitters and simple syrup as well as a frothy meringue-like layer courtesy of egg white Aperol is the base of a drink that is elegant and approachable. This Aperol Sour is
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: CasualFoodist.Com
aperol sour martini

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Hot Cajun Crab Dip - Casual Foodist
Flavor is woven into the soul of Louisiana and food here is always a party. Crab is a Gulf Coast favorite, and gets even better as part of a creamy, spicy dip. Bold and welcoming, homey and indulgent my recipe for Hot Cajun Crab Dip is sure to let the good times roll.
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: CasualFoodist.Com
Hot Cajun Crab Dip - Casual Foodist

Vegan Appetizers & Sips

Easy Pineapple-Mango Frozen Daiquiri pairs perfectly with this Mango-Peach Salsa.

 

Italian Margarita paired with Vegan Bruschetta

From Anjali at The Picky Eater

Sweet and tart, this Italian margarita recipe is the perfect cocktail with such a crisp flavor! This orange margarita is made with Amaretto, Tequila, fresh citrus juices, and a little bit of sugar to create the best classic cocktail. This vegan bruschetta recipe is a twist on a classic Italian dish. It has a mixture of sweet tomato, crunchy zucchini, and creamy white beans that sit on top of a whole wheat baguette, topped with fresh herbs for a finishing touch.

 

Easy Vegan Crab Bites paired with Mulled Apple Cider (Mocktail!)

From Melissa at Vegan Huggs

Simple Sips and Snacks

Whip up a pitcher of Strawberry Moscow Mules to go with these super simple Chili Lime Ranch Crackers!

Blueberry Lavender Mimosas
Liven up your classic champagne and orange juice combo with this impressive and 5-star brunch worthy Blueberry Lavender Mimosa!
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: RegainYourSparkle.Com
Blueberry Lavender Mimosas

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Individual Charcuterie Cones
These individual charcuterie cones make an easy special event favorite: bridal showers, corporate events, cocktail parties, and more!
Check out this recipe
Photo credit: RegainYourSparkle.Com
Individual Charcuterie Cones

Gold Rush paired with Layered Greek Dip

From Meredith at Our Love Language is Food

The Gold Rush is the perfect party cocktail recipe! Made with 3-ingredients, this easy and refreshing drink is perfect for those who love a bourbon whiskey cocktail. Pair it with Layered Greek Dip with delicious layers of hummus, fresh tomatoes, crunchy cucumber pieces, creamy feta cheese, kalamata olives, and fresh herbs. This easy to assemble dip is the perfect appetizer for your next party! Make sure to dig in early, because this dip always disappears fast!

steak crostini

Perfect Party Appetizer & Cocktail Pairings Guide

Course: Appetizer, cocktails
Cuisine: American, Italian, Mexican
Keyword: appetizer, bourbon, cocktails, dips, gin, martini, snacks, vodka

Equipment

  • cocktail glasses
  • Serving Plates
  • Napkins
  • Small forks

Ingredients

  • Party Food Pairing for Tex-Mex Fans
  • Classics with a Twist
  • Festive Holiday Pairings
  • Perfect for Cheese Lovers
  • Seafood Lover Appetizers & Cocktail Pairings
  • Vegan Appetiers & Cocktail Pairings
  • Simple Sips & Snacks

Instructions

  • Prep ahead of time!
  • Have plenty of ice!
  • Chill the glasses!
  • Have enough bottled water & plain seltzer on hand!
  • Have a back stock of additional varieties of crackers and veggies to fill in.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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Granny smith green apples and green apple martini
Bourbon Gingerbread Eggnog with whipped cream and eggnog and ornament
blackberry martini with a half of lemon, and a jigger of blackberry simple syrup
2 Raspberry martinis for valentines day cocktails

GET COMPLETE LIST OF THE BEST APPETIZERS!

 

 

spicy pimento cheese in a bowl with crackers and a napkin
baked brie with fig jam and almonds and pears and prosciouto
guacamole in a mocajete with a hand and a chip with some guac on it
Sweet and Savory Boursin Mini pecan tarts with pepper peach jelly
Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

Comments

  1. joy Reply

    Your stuff Rocks! Love your blog, website etc. You guys got it going on. Big Hug Dina, Happy New Year’s 🍾❤

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Joy,

      You seriously just made our day! Thank you for the hugs! I miss you! And your laugh! Happy New Years! Cheers to 2022!!!

      Dina (and Bruce!)

  2. Tayler Reply

    These are all such great pairings! I especially can’t wait to try the pomegranate recipes!

  3. Holley Reply

    These are great recipes and tips! Saved me a lot of time when I was preparing for my dinner party!

  4. Andrea Reply

    All of these recipes sound fantastic and I love the parings.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Andrea,

      With Summer party season coming up these come in handy!

      Dina and Bruce

    • Ann Reply

      5 stars
      I really enjoyed this article. So many times I scratch my head as to what to serve with what. Thank you!

      • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

        Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

        Ann,

        Thank you! These bloggers have so many great combos!!

        Happy New Year,

        Dina and Bruce

  5. Shadi Hasanzade Reply

    Fabulous recipes! They’re perfect for parties and gathering!

  6. Erik Reply

    5 stars
    So many great ideas! Def would not have thought to pair some of these.

  7. Suja md Reply

    5 stars
    Better than store-bought and so much more wholesome! Loving these!

  8. Ali Reply

    5 stars
    Great suggestions for cocktails and appetizer pairings!! I love hosting cocktail hours and there are some perfect ideas in here for my next one.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Ali,

      Our friends have been asking for app and cocktail party ideas, so we just had to round these up. So many to choose from! And all so good!

      Thank you,

      Dina and Bruce

  9. Maike Reply

    5 stars
    These pairings were so helpful when I planned a Friendsgiving party the other day. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    I love that you have paired these all with a cocktail. So helpful!

  11. Elisa Reply

    5 stars
    Wow such great ideas for the holidays, definitely saving the post for future references. Everything looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Dana Reply

    5 stars
    Love all of these pairings! I’m ready for snacks and drinks after looking at this. lol. Thanks so much for including my marg and baked tacos! (Heads up, it looks like you accidentally used someone’s steak taco as the photo for my chicken tacos 🙂 )

  13. Ieva Reply

    5 stars
    This is my new New Years Eve Party manual! Superb collection of cocktails and appetizers 😉

  14. Tara Reply

    5 stars
    Oooh, such a great guide for the holiday season. They all look so good! So many incredible options.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Tara,

      Thank you! We will be celebrating with a few of these!!

      Dina and Bruce

  15. Cathleen Reply

    5 stars
    I am actually drooling over all of these!! Bookmarked this page so that I will have some ideas at my next party, thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  16. Gianne Reply

    5 stars
    With over 50 pairings to choose from, it was so fun to mix and match different appetizers and cocktails. The guide really elevated my hosting game and impressed my guests.

  17. Lima Ekram Reply

    5 stars
    Wow I am always struggling to figure out what goes with what – this is such a keeper! Very helpful!

  18. Amanda Wren-Grimwood Reply

    5 stars
    Such a great collection of delicious appetisers and cocktails. Brilliant ideas for my next party.

  19. Katherine Reply

    5 stars
    These pairings are so inspiring for my next party!

  20. Emily Reply

    5 stars
    These are such great pairings, some I never thought of! Perfect for our party this weekend!

  21. MacKenzie Reply

    5 stars
    These all look wonderful I just added them to my list. I cannot wait to try them.

  22. Julia Reply

    5 stars
    Just added to my list of recipes to do! Perfect for our upcoming family gathering this weekend!!!

  23. dana Reply

    5 stars
    Such an amazing roundup! Definitely saving this for game day!

  24. Dannii Reply

    5 stars
    Such an incredible selection of pairings here and really well thought out.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Dannii,

      Thank you so much! It was amazing to share our foodie friends pairings!!

      Dina and Bruce

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