Starting a Party Off With a Bang

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shots! Shots! Shots! Shots, Shots Shots! Shots! Shots! Shots! Everybody…

Now this is my kind of way to get a party started – appetizer shots. Today in the Colin Cowie newsletter, he featured the trend of appetizer shots. While Colin refers to giving gests these shots as they make their way to the reception room, I think they would make the perfect door greeter at any at home party. I mean what a way to set the tone at any party!

Here are some appetizer shot suggestions (almost all are paired with food to chase – we don’t want any party pukers)
· Blueberries with Whipped Cream & Blueberry Vodka (above)
· From Flickr, White Tea Vodka with Bing Cherries
· Sake & Sushi
· Oyster Shooters
· Lemon Drop – vodka with a sugar cube and lemon
· Coffee Liquor, like Kahula or Starbucks Liqueurs, in a chocolate cup and topped with whipped cream
· Jello Shots – DONE in a tasteful way!
· Limoncello
· And of course, TEQUILA!

There are so many shot recipes that could work, but these were just a few that I thought were event appropriate. Save the rest for a kegger. Oh and seriously – body shots are never acceptable outside of Cancun.

And don’t forget that presentation is important. As Colin states, “We dine with our eyes before we taste a bite!” Kinda like eye f*cking food ; )

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