If you’re hosting a cocktail party, finger foods are the perfect way to keep guests sated without slaving away in the kitchen and missing out on all the fun! A cocktail party has a real sense of class and style, but a sit-down meal can feel far too formal and means that you’ll be leaving your friends to entertain themselves while you prepare, cook and serve the courses.
However, that said, serving food is a great idea with what can often be fairly alcohol-heavy drinks – but a traditional buffet of sandwiches and sausage rolls doesn’t quite match the feel of this type of event.
Our mixologists work across the UK providing a fantastic mobile cocktail bar service at many private parties and events, and have witnessed some delectable finger foods being served – so let’s have a look at some of the ideas we’ve seen to provide you with some inspiration…
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Firstly, before you make any menu choices
Our 5 favourite cocktail party finger foods are:
Blinis – these bite size pancakes originated in Russia, and are now served as a classy finger food the world over. The beauty of blinis is that you can choose a variety of delirious toppings, such as smoked salmon, caviar, sour cream or cream cheese, hummus, guacamole etc.
Vol Au Vents – these pastries can be packed with lots of different flavours too, and look the part if you’re aiming for class. Try chicken and mushroom, creamy prawn, salmon and cucumber, spinach and ricotta… pretty much anything you fancy!
Sushi – a fab finger food and a feast for fish lovers, sushi is perfect for a slightly different take on your dishes. You can buy sushi making kits that are much easier to use than trying hand-rolling if you don’t have much/any experience, or simply buy it in readymade.
Devilled quail eggs – these little devils are pretty and tasty, and easy to make. Cut the boiled eggs in half lengthways, and mix the yolk with a combination of mustard, mayo, anchovies, pickle and bacon or look for recipes online.
Mini grilled kebabs – these are ideal if you need to cater for omnivores, vegetarians/vegans. Buy small kebab skewers or cut larger ones in half and combine several different foods in an attractive, alternating pattern. Halloumi and chorizo work great for meat eaters, or use mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, peppers and courgette for veggies. Anything goes really!
We hope these cocktail party finger food ideas have given you some, well, food for thought – and remember we’re here to provide the cocktail service if you don’t want to spend your party making them yourself!
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