How To Stay Healthy With Cocktails And Cocktail Hors D’oeuvres


Did you know that cocktails could help you look younger? It is true! One cocktail a day can keep the doctor away. Based on a Harvard University study, one cocktail a day helps middle age women and men to grow old without developing any physical or mental limitations.


Drinking cocktails regularly will reduce inflammation, raise HDL (good) cholesterol and improve insulin function. But what should you have with your cocktails? Hearn Kirkwood is here to help you answer that question with a list of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres you should serve with cocktails! Read to learn about them!


There are numerous types of hors d’oeuvres – canapés, crudités (with or without dips) and pastries. When it comes to serving hors d’oeuvres with cocktails, have plenty of finger food that will not drip or splash. The less napkins you will need…the better.


Next, make sure the hors d’oeuvres are savory. When drinking cocktails, you should avoid sweets. Salty appetizers work best, especially with martinis.


Some great flavors to use in your hors d’oeuvres are cheese, olives, tomato, bacon, ham and fish. Do not make these flavors too strong. You want your food to complement your drinks, not overpower your cocktails.


Your hors d’oeuvres can be hot and cold. Peanuts, mini pretzels, nachos are prefect starters for a cocktail party because they are bit-size, salty and make for little clean up.


Another  hors d’oeuvre you should consider is quiche.  Quiche Lorraine (cheese and bacon/ham) or tuna is great to give out at your cocktail party. You can bake this pastry, let it cool and fill it with cucumber, crème fraiche and salmon tartare.


Vegetable chips are also a delicious, healthy choice to serve with cocktails. Or try an adventurous appetizer of asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto and sun dried tomato pastries.


No matter your choice of hors d’oeuvres enjoy your bit-size snacks and wonderful cocktails. You will be enjoying great food and beverages well staying healthy!


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