Easy Holiday Drinks for a party

Inspired by my #DesignTV hosts on Twitter  @jonathanlegate & @abcddesign the clever entertaining recipes topic and all the lovely design folk that flocked to share holiday recipes including Robyn @imperfectnest who has created a whole area for the delicious recipes shared on her delightful blog.  My mouth was watering, and I am inspired to try my hand for the holidays.

I am contributing something festive and easy to make.  That way you can relax and enjoy the party.  No cooking involved!

Sorry I dont have a pictorial.  I am always to busy cooking decorating or enjoying myself most of the time!

From theKitchn.com

Kir Royale or a Kir

If you have indifferent white wine or champagne you can really add a sparkle to the festivities by creating a Kir or a Kir Royale

Traditional Kir white wine and Creme de Cassis

you can use other liqueurs to for a different flavor.

Ingredients for 1 Kir Royal:


– Cassis (1-2 tablespoons or 15-30 ml)

– Champagne (about 6 ounces or 150 ml)

– Flute or Champagne Glass

To serve Kir Royale – and get the bubbles,  Pour cassis first, add champagne (or wine for plain Kir)

and offer to your guests.

I also like to offer some fun “amuse bouche” small bites that open the appetite and amuse the mouth.

To simplify I like to have a no cook option.

Brioche Toast with Smoked Salmon

Brioche at Laurent Duchene Paris

Cut a loaf of brioche or challah bread, thin, cut slice into quarters

butter and toast lightly in oven on a tray

Open up the package of smoked salmon, lift off each slice the way its cut, very carefully.

Add a slice of smoked salmon to each slice of brioche, covering the corners or trimming the ends.

A small squeeze of lemon and a turn of white pepper.

Add a basil leaf for color and taste.

Arrange on serving platter.  Cover and refrigerate till guests arrive.

Pass around when Kir is served, with cocktail napkins.
This can make a lovely pre dinner appetizer or a light meal  with some salad and cheese.

Smoked Salmon

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