Nice hors d’oeuvres and cocktails for all types of parties

The Hotel Restaurant Management (HRM) students of STI College Dagupan under the tutelage of their versatile mentor Melchor Ceralde Corpuz just whipped up a wonderful pocket-sized event, which is, the Nibble last July 27, 2011 at the school’s chic bistro.

The students behind the event hugged the limelight by virtue of dishing out series of delightful hors d’oeuvres and tempting cocktails. The students who aspires to be consummate connoisseurs in the coming years truly enjoyed the affair while showcasing their flair and passion for cooking and their expertise in coming up with various cocktails.

The Nibble is actually a fund-raising event of the HRM students here for their newly erected school organization. For only P30.00 (about $0.75) registration fee the school’s instructors and students were treated to an awesome palate coupled with cool and refreshing cocktails.


Also called finger foods, the hors d’oeuvres presented in the event are not only teeming with mouthwatering appeal but also curtailed to give fun and delight to food lovers of the campus. Moreover, the bite-size foods that are rolled out are surprisingly very easy to prepare and inexpensive.

On the other hand, the cocktails prepared for the event are an explosion of vibrant colors and satisfying flavors. Each of the cocktail that was fashioned out has its own distinct character as each is cinched to deliver a good taste in the mouth. The cocktails are indeed classy and can easily stir fun and delight.

If you wish to have a superb party (baby shower, birthday, cocktail, etc.) peppered with awesome hors d’oeuvres and cocktails without breaking the bank I hope the recipes below will be helpful and valuable to you. I tried all of the hors d’oeuvres and they’re all delicious and fabulous. The cocktails meanwhile are truly loaded with sophisticated look and splendid taste.

HORS D’OEUVRES

Itty-bitty treats
Itty-bitty treats

HAM AND CHEESE PITTA BREAD

Ingredients:

· White Bread

· Pizza Sauce

· Ham, sliced lengthwise

· Cheese, sliced lengthwise

· Fresh Basil

Steps

Trim the sides of the bread and flatten out using a rolling pin. Cut into small rectangles and spread with pizza sauce. Layer the top of the bread with ham, cheese and fresh basil then bake in oven. Garnish with a small slice of cucumber.

A little smaller and fancier than your regular sandwiches
A little smaller and fancier than your regular sandwiches

CUCUMBER AND TUNA MEDLEY

Ingredients:

· Cucumbers

· Tuna Flakes soaked in water for several minutes

· Mayonnaise

· Salt and Pepper

· Lettuce, chopped

Steps

Slice cucumbers into circles. Set aside the circle-shaped cucumbers which will serve as a sort of bread. To make the spread mix the tuna flakes, mayonnaise and chopped lettuce. Season to taste. Place the mixture between the two slices of cucumber.

Bite-size treats
Bite-size treats

BAKED MUSSELS

Ingredients:

  • Mussels
  • Garlic, Minced
  • Cheese, Grated
  • Thyme
  • Basil

Steps

Clean and steam the mussels. Mix together garlic, grated cheese, thyme and basil. Top the mussels with the cheese mixture and bake in oven.

These won't take too much space in your tummy so there's room for the other treats
These won't take too much space in your tummy so there's room for the other treats

VEGETABLE BUNDLE

Ingredients

  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Turnips

Steps

Peel the carrots and turnips. Cut the carrots, cucumbers and turnips just like that of the store-bought French fries.

Cheesy!
Cheesy!

HAM AND CHEESE SKEWER

Ingredients

· Ham

· Cheese

· One tsp of oil

Steps

In a frying pan heat a teaspoon of oil over medium heat. Add the ham and until it is cooked. Slice the ham into small squares. Put a piece of ham, cheese and another ham in a small skewer or in a toothpick.

Lip smacking
Lip smacking

DEVILED EGGS

Ingredients:

· Hard-boiled eggs

· Mayonnaise

· Lemon Juice

· Dry Mustard

· Worcestershire Sauce

· Salt and pepper

· Cayenne Pepper

Steps

Cut the eggs into halves (lengthwise) and remove the yolks. Mash the yolks and add the remaining ingredients to make an egg yolk paste. Season to taste. Using a pastry bag with a star tip, fill the egg white halves with the egg yolk paste.

First to your left is the Blue Lagoon, followed by Ocean Breeze and Red Temptation.
First to your left is the Blue Lagoon, followed by Ocean Breeze and Red Temptation.

Here are the things you need to make various cocktails suited to any party:

RED TEMPTATION

Ingredients

· Orange Juice

· Gin

· Red Syrup

· Orange Slice

Steps

Pour ½ jig of orange juice and ½ jig of gin in a cocktail glass. Add the red syrup and garnish with an orange slice. The red syrup is simply a mixture of red food coloring and sugar.

Note:

If you are not familiar with the jig keep in mind that the amount of orange juice and gin you will use should be the same. This is also applicable to the other cocktails below.


GREEN LAGOON

Ingredients

· Pineapple Juice

· Gin

· Green Syrup

· Pineapple slice

· Steps

Steps

Pour ½ jig of pineapple juice and ½ jig of gin in a cocktail glass. Add the green syrup and garnish with a pineapple slice. The green syrup is simply a mixture of red food coloring and sugar.

OCEAN BREEZE

Ingredients

· Gatorade

· Sprite

· Gin

· Extra Joss (or any energy drink)

· Slice of Lime

· Blue Syrup

Pour ½ jig of sprite and ½ jig of gin in a cocktail glass. Add some drops of Gatorade (the blue one) and extra joss, to blend well the colors. Add the blue syrup and garnish with a slice of lime. The green syrup is simply a mixture of red food coloring and sugar.


Here's more cocktail recipes:

BLUE POTION

Ingredients

Sprite

Gin

Blue Syrup

Slice of Lime

Steps

Pour ½ jig of Sprite and ½ jig of gin in a cocktail glass. Add the blue syrup and garnish with a slice of lime. The red syrup is simply a mixture of red food coloring and sugar.

VIOLET MADNESS

Ingredients:

Sprite

Gin

Blue Syrup

Red syrup

Lime

Steps

Pour ½ jig of Sprite and ½ jig of gin in a cocktail glass. Add blue syrup and red syrup and garnish with a slice of lime. The red syrup is simply a mixture of red food coloring and sugar.

Have fun!

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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Hi! Useful and informative hub. Glad to know that this kind of party food and cocktail drinks are popular now in our country.


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emilgen2011 5 years ago from The Land Where Salt is Abundant Author

Yeah cocktails and finger foods are fast becoming popular here... Thanks a lot Thelma for the kind words and for finding sometime to visit my hub...


ayel casaclang consuelo 5 years ago

ayus!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Pinkchic18 5 years ago from Minnesota

These look delicious! And very fancy!


Sueswan 5 years ago

Cheers on a great hub!


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emilgen2011 5 years ago from The Land Where Salt is Abundant Author

Thanks Sir ayel, Pinkchic and Sueswan for the kind words and visit...


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Walkingonsunshine 5 years ago

Love the ham and cheese ideas!

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