The 2-Ingredient Toast Spread Perfect For A Rustic Cocktail Hour

When it comes to hosting a cocktail party or an intimate soirée for a few close friends where drinks and appetizers take center stage, having just the right snacks to compliment those martinis, mojitos, or Aperol spritzers can be intimidating. But cocktail party food shouldn't have to be fancy or expensive to be delicious. There are plenty of finger food favorites you can make on the fly that will be just what your guests' taste buds are craving. Miniature grilled cheese sandwiches, popcorn to go with those popcorn cocktails, and stuffed dates are all perfect for a booze-filled bash.

One of our favorite go-to bites for cocktail party munchies is comparable to the Italian crostini and involves the ever-versatile, impossibly simple staple: toast. Dress it up or down toast topped with butter in the morning can transform to toast topped with mashed avocado, tomatoes, or your favorite spread for an elevated and sophisticated snack food your guests will love. But if you are looking for an easy toast topping that doesn't require a lot of time or skill to create and will simultaneously make your guests think you are a culinary genius, you might want to consider this two-ingredient blue cheese spread.

Smooth and creamy

When it comes to hosting a cocktail party, no one does it better than Martha Stewart, and the queen of entertaining has found a way to turn blue cheese into an easy spread worthy of your cocktail toast. Stewart takes cream cheese and some savory, semi-soft blue cheese and combines them together in a food processor until they turn creamy and smooth. The cookbook author notes the only other ingredients you may need are a little water if the consistency of the spread is too thick and a sprinkle of salt and pepper for taste. While there are plenty of variations of this recipe on the internet that involve everything from mayo to walnuts, what we love about Stewart's is its simplicity.

Slather your toast with this blue cheese spread and top with a little fruit or nuts and you have a rustic appetizer that looks like you slaved all day in the kitchen to create it. What drinks pair well with the salty and tangy flavors of this blue cheese spread? Wisconsin Cheese suggests mixing up a gin and tonic to go along with blue cheese. The cheese maker explains that a young, blue cheese's decadent nature makes it a surprisingly natural choice to compliment the floral elements of gin. Of course, this cheese spread also tastes nicely alongside a glass of wine or a bottle of beer if gin isn't your preferred alcohol.