Just in time for the weekend, we’re rounding off two of our favorites: cocktails and starters. These recipes are summer friendly (think cold, mushy drinks and savory snacks) and easy to make for a barbecue or party. Anyone just in the mood for chips and salsa with a margarita?
If you fancy something sweet instead of savory, click here for our favorite biscuit and bar recipes. Otherwise it’s cocktail time!
Please pass the party punch. Mix a large amount of tropical sangria with sparkling wine and hibiscus tea. Yum!
Since it’s watermelon season, grab two – one for a juicy snack and the other for a St. Germain slush.
A classic mojito is guaranteed to be refreshing, especially if you have fresh mint at home. This recipe also includes raspberries and basil.
Do you prefer your margarita on the rocks or frozen? Salt or no salt? Either way, you’re going to love this frozen mango margarita.
If something sounds better with a little “kick”, here’s the recipe for you spicy Watermelon Margarita.
A freshly squeezed lemon drop martini sounds great so now well. There’s also a mocktail version in the post!
Is it really a piña colada if it’s not served in a pineapple?
A frozen sweet and salty dog is the perfect combination of sweet and savory on a hot summer day.
Open a bottle of white wine and add peach popsicles to the glasses for a sparkling, fruity drink. The more they melt, the better!
Emma’s favorite summer cocktail? An Aperol Spritz with a little Topo Chico on top. 😉
Jello shots are a summer staple, and we have a number of recipes. Enough to make a whole round of it. No regret!
PS Here is the recipe for the pink lemonade jello shots pictured above.
When it comes to starters, Laura swears by this easy creamy chicken dip recipe when she has friends. It’s perfect on crackers or pickles!
We didn’t want to post a lot of recipes that are hot outside, but we’re making an exception for those spicy allspice and cauliflower bites.
Candied cinnamon cashews are the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Make sure you make a large amount because these go quickly!
Light and crispy air-fried pickles are a must.
This jalapeño popper dip is one of our favorite recipes. If you can do it, you’ll understand why …
Most people either love devils eggs or can’t stand them. If you’re a Team Deviled Eggs, there are three ways to make them.
Add a few crispy toppings like wasabi peas, chocolate chips, and toasted coconut to a goat cheese tray. So good.
In the dip section, creamy black beans is a clear winner. Emma loves to bring this to our annual boating day.
Rocky Road caramel Popcorn. Enough said!
There are so many varieties of hummus out there (and we love ALL of them) including this flavorful avocado version. Click here for more hummus recipes from our archive.
Potato salad is a must, especially when served with hot dogs and hamburgers. A real classic!
* Cheers * and have fun snacking this summer! xx. – The ABM team