Here are some top tips on how to host a low carb cocktail party, including drinks, garnishes and food ideas!
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Are you planning a cocktail party? No need to mess up your diet if you make it a low carb cocktail party! Here are my top tips!
First you’ll need to think about the drinks you’re going to serve. How many, and are you going to have someone in charge or let guests make their own? The best alcohols to head for are the zero carb ones: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey. Then make sure you have some zero carb mixers: diet lemon and lime soda, seltzer water, diet ginger ale, diet tonic water. You’ll need some lemons and limes, and perhaps even some dry sparkling wine like Prosecco!
Grab yourself a cocktail shaker and get inventing! My ebook Low Carb Cocktails only costs $1 and features some amazing recipes with step by step instructions and color photos. How about a Brandy Alexander or a Raspberry Moscow Mule?!?
Don’t forget to provide some non-alcoholic cocktails and water! All the recipes in the book will still taste great if the alcohol is omitted!
You’ll need a variety of suitable glasses and don’t forget ice and garnishes! Get yourself a zester that also has a channel knife for making lemon or lime peel decorations. Or uses slices of orange, lime or lemon instead. Fresh herbs like mint add a lovely fresh touch too. And how about a decorated glass rim? Check out my Chocolate Peppermint Cocktail recipe for the easy instructions.
Stay away from those sugar-laden cocktail cherries, but you might like to add straws, drink umbrellas or swizzle sticks for extra fun color!!
And of course you’ll need to serve some food at your party! I prefer one or two bite options. Some people will load up a plate full of food, others will just take one piece at a time. Anything that doesn’t need a plate is a good idea if people are standing around – everyone hates trying to hold a plate and cocktail glass and then trying to eat! If you want to offer chips and dips, try these homemade tortilla chips, or check out my Low Carb Chips & Dips ebook! If you’re looking to serve something more substantial, here are some great suggestions to stop your guests going hungry:
- Low Carb Blini
- Prosciutto Cups with Egg and Parmesan
- Crispy Cheese Balls
- Parmesan Crisps Five Ways
- Low Carb Buffalo Wings
- Huevos Rancheros Deviled Eggs
- Shrimp with Bacon Herb Dip
- Mustard Cocktail Sausages
- Chipotle Bacon Twists with Sour Cream Dip
- Easy Low Carb Party Bites
- Low Carb Shrimp Maki
- BBQ Pork Rinds
- Low Carb Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
So get planning your next low carb cocktail party right now! Cheers!
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