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  • How to Make the Best Bourbon Meatballs ever! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    How to Make the Best Bourbon Meatballs Ever!

    These luscious little Bourbon Meatballs are going to be the hit of your next cocktail party ~ people will flock to the meatballs, but they’ll hang around for the sauce!!…

  • Fried Olives

    Fried Olives are the best little appetizers in the world ~ they’re crisp on the outside, warm and juicy on the inside ~ dip them in a little garlicky aioli and…

  • How to Make Spiced Cocktail Cherries

    Spiced Cocktail Cherries are the ultimate gift for the cocktail lover in your life ~ make a small batch for the refrigerator, or can them for holiday gifting, these boozy cherries…

  • Persimmon Rum Punch

    Persimmon Rum Punch ~ this warm and spicy fall cocktail is made with two kinds of run, apple cider, and a homemade persimmon syrup ~ yum!…

  • cocktail meatballs Stroganoff

    Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov

    Cocktail Meatballs Stróganov~ juicy spiced meatballs in a Sherry laced gravy, this retro appetizer is ready for a comeback!…

  • plum glazed barbecue drumettes

    Plum Glazed Barbecue Drumettes

    Plum Glazed Barbecue Drumettes ~ juicy chicken wings cooked up with a killer homemade plum barbecue sauce ~ this is an easy appetizer that can morph into dinner…you won’t be able…

  • The Hurricane Cocktail Remix

    The Hurricane Cocktail Remix ~ run and fresh passion fruit juice brings this classic cocktail back to its New Orleans roots.…

  • The Watermelon Gin Rickey

    The Watermelon Gin Rickey ~ a super refreshing cocktail made with ripe summer fruit! The Gin Rickey is an old classic, made with gin, a squeeze of lime, and carbonated water. …

  • Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip

    Sweet Potato Spears with Lemongrass Dip is a healthy appetizer or side dish that lets you indulge without the guilt ~  if you love sweet potato fries, you’ll love these! Do…

  • The Dirty Mojito Slushie

    The Dirty Mojito Slushie ~ A fun frozen cocktail made with fresh lime juice, a touch of sugar, fresh mint, and earthy dark rum.…

  • Spinach Artichoke Dip Jalapeno Poppers

    Spinach Artichoke Dip Jalapeno Poppers ~ bite sized peppers stuffed with everybody’s favorite hot dip!  People go crazy for this easy appetizer, so be sure to make lots!…

  • Limoncello Cocktail Cherries

    Summer cocktails call for summer cherries, and these Limoncello Cocktail Cherries are so good you almost don’t need the cocktail at all! The last time I made cocktail cherries I soaked…

  • The Midas Touch Cocktail

    The Midas Touch Cocktail

    The Midas Touch Cocktail is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow ~ it’s made with a unique saffron simple syrup, cognac, sherry, lemon juice and bitters…

  • Easy Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

    Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

    Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a quick and easy no knead yeast bread that’s ready in about an hour.  This classic Italian crusty bread makes the most fabulous appetizer…

  • The Trinidad Sour Cocktail ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    The Trinidad Sour Cocktail

    The Trinidad Sour Cocktail  ~ this romantic cocktail has love potion written all over it ~ with a deep crimson color and seductive flavor, this is definitely one you’ll want to…

  • DIY Cocktail Cherries | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    DIY Cocktail Cherries

    DIY Cocktail Cherries — because every great cocktail deserves a great garnish, and this is one cherry you won’t leave at the bottom of your glass! Instead of reaching for a…

  • Hazelnut Fig Seeded Crisps

    I know you’ll get a kick out of these Hazelnut Fig Seeded Crisps if you’re a fan of those fancy store bought crisps.  Even more so if you’ve been intrigued but…

  • Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce

    Mini Lamb Koftas with Pomegranate Wine Sauce ~ a delicious appetizer inspired by one of the Middle East’s favorite meatballs! Koftas are ground and spiced lamb, shaped into balls or ovals,…

  • Mini Baked Brie en Croute

    Mini Baked Brie en Croute is an elegant but surprisingly simple appetizer made with mini wheels of cheese and frozen puff pastry.  It’s the ultimate holiday finger food!…

  • Jamaican Jerk Spiced Nuts in a wooden bowl

    Jamaican Jerk Spiced Nuts

    Jamaican Jerk Spiced Nuts is a fun and festive appetizer with a intriguing combination of flavors ~ and it’s so easy to make!  These zesty mixed nuts are the perfect starter…

  • Mini Corn Dogs with Onion Sauce

    Mini Corn Dogs with Onion Sauce ~ just like the ones that come from the street carts on the streets of New York City, only in miniature!…

  • How to Make Easy Party Picks

    How to Make Easy Party Picks ~ these fun mini cocktail skewers can be customized for any occasion!…

  • Homemade Soft Pretzels

    Once you make your own easy homemade soft pretzels, there’s no turning back ~ you’ll look for any excuse to bake up these warm, salty, crusty-on-the-outside, soft-and-chewy-inside treats.…

  • Homemade Allspice Dram Recipe

    Homemade Allspice Dram is an essential ingredient in the best Fall cocktails, and now you can make this spiced liqueur yourself, right at home using rum and whole spices.…

  • Baked Jalapeno Poppers

    Baked Jalapeno Poppers are a healthier version of the decadent fried appetizer ~ these little guys are just as addictive as the originals, without all the guilt!…

  • Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce

    Mini Shrimp Rolls with Homemade Plum Sauce ~ these impossibly crisp little rolls are filled with tender shrimp, fresh ginger, and spring onion, and then served with an equally amazing tangy…