TGI-Summer! Cocktail Party

We’re huge fans of hosting cocktail parties with hearty finger food that, when consumed all at once, is equal to a full meal. Summer provides a particularly great backdrop for this type of event: people leave work earlier, it stays light out until late, and once it gets hot, we find ourselves more easily satisfied by a series of delicious bites instead of a heavy three-course meal.

If your friends haven’t yet started jetting out of town for the weekend, host a cocktail party on a summer Friday in place of the requisite happy hour. If you have a terrace or rooftop at your disposal, great. But if not, this menu will keep your apartment cool enough–the pulled chicken and pesto shrimp lollipops can be made in advance, and everything can be served at room temperature. Grab a glass of Vodka Lemonade with Basil and Mint, and you’ll be saying TGI-Summer.

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Pesto Shrimp Lollipops

Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Pickled Onions

Green Market Crudités with Lemon-Paprika Aioli

Vodka Lemonade with Basil and Mint

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