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By James Abbott Posted 23 November, 2018 In 10. Marketing - Blog - Legacy - Ideas For Classy Cocktail Party Finger Foods
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Ideas For Classy Cocktail Party Finger Foods

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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6 Cocktail Party Finger Food Ideas

Firstly, before you make any menu choices,a check of any of your guests have any specific dietary requirements. You need to cater for everyone, and in the case of allergens, you also need to clearly explain – or even better, label – what each dish does or doesn’t contain.

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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James Abbott

James Abbott is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record over thirteen years within the hospitality industry, ten of these as a professional flair bartender. James is the pioneer and founder of Mix and Twist and with the help of his team have expanded Mix and Twist into one of the UK’s leading mobile bar companies, serving major corporate clients as well as premium private parties and wedding events. James' interests outside his passion for being an entrepreneur is his family, his favourite charity which he is dedicated to supporting is Barnados. Connect with James on social media.

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