Cocktail Party Menu and Recipes

Take a time-out from the holiday madness for delicious cocktails with great friends

As the holidays draw near, schedules get packed with occasions that tend to involve the more distant ends of the friends and family spectrum. Yet, it's also the time of the year when you want to connect most with those closest to you. This year, take a time-out from the obligatory with a special celebration for just your inner circle. It doesn't have to be a formal sit-down dinner—a great cocktail and a few apps make anything from an afternoon catch-up to an after-work gathering feel like an event. For an unexpected upgrade, plan your party around NOLET'S® Silver Gin. With notes of Turkish rose, peach and raspberry, this modern spirit mixes with the flavors of the season like no other.

Vegetarian Spring Rolls

No boring crudités here. These crispy spring rolls will be welcomed by vegetarian friends and meat eaters alike.

NOLET'S® Silver Pomegranate Mule Punch

A jewel-hued pomegranate syrup puts a deliciously unexpected twist on the crowd-pleasing ginger beer-based cocktail. Rather than vodka, we specifically chose NOLET'S® Silver Gin. Instead of an astringent juniper profile, NOLET'S Silver has a fruit-forward profile that brings out the juiciness of the pomegranate and rounds out the spice of ginger beer.

Chicken Liver Pate

Dill-pickled green beans and fresh spicy mustard lend contrast to a rich mousse that will convert newcomers to the wonders of pâté.

Baked Brie in a Bread Bowl

Melted cheese comforts like no other this time of year. This updated take on the classic baked Brie puts your favorite fromage in an edible bowl for effortless serving (and easy cleanup).

Fig & Raspberry Galette

Offer up a dessert that's sweet, sophisticated and pairs beautifully with the raspberry notes in NOLET'S® Silver Gin. The free-form tart is best served warm or at room temperature, sliced into thin wedges and accented with a dollop of crème fraîche.