This Saturday I am hosting a winter dinner party for a select group of my close friends. I've chosen midnight blue and forest green as the colors of my party, designed homemade invitations, and am going all out on this one. National Dinner Party day is coming up so I'm celebrating early. I haven't seen a lot of my guests since last year, so I want everything to be super special down to the tiniest, last detail. We have been in the middle of a cold spell, and I plan on serving a warming, comforting, slow-cooked meal. But let's not forget, no dinner party would be complete without exceptional drinks. To see what I'm planning on pouring,
I'm serving an antipasto platter as appetizers and so I need a cool cocktail to wash down those nibbles.I wanted to do either a dark green or deep blue cocktail to enhance the winter theme and found this lovely recipe for a
blueprint martini. Its prettycolor is sure to get my guests in the party mood. With dinner, I'll pour a French red wine (I'm making a French beef dish) most likely a bottle or three of Mommessin 2004 Bourgogne Pinot Noir. This wine has good body and structure and is an elegant companion to red meats. It's under $11, so it's reasonably priced too! For dessert, I'll go over the top and pop open a few bottles of bubbly champagne at a under 10$ price this champange is extremely affordable and I keeping up with my French theme.
I'll serve Marquis de la Tour NV Brut (under $10 a bottle) when I slice the chocolate butterscotch parfait pie. I'll have both sparkling and still waters on hand as well as a bottle of Martinelli's sparkling apple cider for the non drinkers.
Got a delicious drink recipe for a winter cocktail in blue or green? Tell me about it! Tomorrow I'll discuss the decorations and table setting so stay tuned.
Click on the picture below for the cocktail recipe: