At a cookie swap, it's a good idea to have an assortment of refreshments, especially if hosting the party in the afternoon. Some people will want alcohol and others will not. Set out pots of coffee and tea and a pitcher of sparkling water with cranberries. Fill a bucket with ice and place individual cartons of milk inside. Pour sparkling wine and offer one signature cocktail. Avoid serving a libation that's too sweet; instead opt for a tart-refreshing concoction like a grapefruit sparkler. This drink is basically a mimosa with grapefruit juice. To get the easy recipe,
6 sugar cubes
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice, chilled
1 bottle sparkling dry white or rosé wine, chilled
- Place a sugar cube at the bottom of a champagne flute or wineglass. Add 3 tablespoons grapefruit juice and top with 1/2 cup sparkling wine. Repeat for each serving.
- Drinks, Cocktails