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5 Festive Party Snacks Perfect For Premiere Night

By Ellie Sher | Sep 16th, 2013

Feeling peckish? Serve up these bite-size snacks and festive cocktails at your premiere night viewing party – all guaranteed to fuel the pre-Pilot buzz.

1. Strawberry Thyme Fizz

Get in the premiere night spirit by sipping on these strawberry-thyme chillers. Sweeten citrus vodka with a hint of homemade syrup and finish with a squeeze of lime and seltzer. Watch how they’re made above! But, beware, these go down a bit too easily.

Recipe: Strawberry Thyme Fizz

2. Grapefruit Fennel Spritzer

Perhaps vodka isn’t your spirit of choice? Opt for gin with this refreshing cocktail composed of grapefruit juice, fennel-infused simple syrup, and a healthy swig of gin. Prepare a pitcher for your guests and allow them to sweeten to their liking.

Recipe: Grapefruit Fennel Spritzer

3. Cheese Tart with Zucchini and Tomato

Allow us to introduce you to a new category of appetizers: fancy finger food. Give one a try like this savory tart, featuring fresh vegetables and rich cheeses on an ultra flaky puff pastry. Customize depending on your taste and the season.

Recipe: Cheese Tart with Zucchini and Tomato

4. Guacamole with Pistachios and Radishes

Save store-bought dip for some other night. Premiere night calls for a homemade blend that’s enhanced by the addition of pistachios and radishes. Serve this no-fuss dip with crudités and tortilla chips and let your guests graze throughout the night.

Recipe: Guacamole with Pistachios and Radishes

5. Spicy Sausage Sliders

These grilled mini burgers are just the right size for commercial break noshing. Top these spicy sausage patties with grilled onions, arugula, and a smear of zesty Greek yogurt sauce for a well-balanced bite.

Recipe: Spicy Sausage Sliders

6. 7 Layer Blondie Bars

Finish the night off with these two bite delights, consisting of 7 – count them – irresistible layers. As if blondies weren’t enough, this over-the-top version is finished with walnuts, almonds, butterscotch, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and condensed milk for the ultimate finale.

Recipe: 7 Layer Blondie Bars


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