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The Best Bite-Sized Appetisers To Pair With Peppermint Cocktails

By: Risha Ganguly

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As the holiday season approaches, it's time to elevate your cocktail hour by putting your best foot forward.  With almost every theme done to death, how do you make your cocktail party stand out? We have the answer - with the perfect pairing of delightful bite-sized appetisers and refreshing peppermint cocktails. Whether you're hosting a festive gathering or simply looking to add a touch of sophistication to your evening, these eight options are sure to impress. 

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites:

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Combine the coolness of cucumber with the richness of smoked salmon for a bite-sized appetizer that complements the refreshing flavours of peppermint cocktails. Top each cucumber slice with a dollop of cream cheese and a sprig of fresh dill for an elegant touch. Rest assured; this appetiser is perfect for your brunch parties. 

Caprese Skewers:  

If you like tasty caprese salad, this is a must-try snack for you. Cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil come together on skewers for a classic and colourful appetiser. Drizzle with balsamic glaze to add a hint of sweetness that pairs nicely with the mint undertones in your peppermint cocktails. 

Spicy Shrimp Avocado Bites: 

Kick up the heat with a spicy shrimp and avocado pairing. Marinate shrimp in a blend of spices, grill or sauté until perfectly cooked, and place them atop small avocado slices. The creamy avocado balances the spice while going along perfectly with the cool mint flavours. 

Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon: 

A timeless combination, prosciutto-wrapped melon provides a sweet and savoury contrast. The saltiness of the prosciutto enhances the sweetness of the melon, creating a delicious experience that complements the crispness of peppermint cocktails. A classy starter for your classy party – try it out! 

Mini Samosa: 

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Give your cocktail hour an exotic twist with bite-sized samosa starters. Fill crispy maida or all-purpose flour made pastry shells with spiced potatoes and peas, or corn and cheese or ground meat, and serve with mint chutney. This delicious snack can be the star of the party, of course after your peppermint cocktails. 

Masala Shrimp Skewers: 

Marinate shrimp in a blend of delicious spices such as cumin, red chilli powder, coriander, and garam masala. Skewer and grill for a flavourful and succulent appetiser that pairs well with the minty freshness of peppermint cocktails. Serve with a minty yoghurt sauce for an extra layer of coolness and enjoy your cocktail party. 

Paneer Tikka Bites: 

Cubes of paneer marinated in a spiced yoghurt mixture and grilled to perfection create a satisfying and flavourful bite sized appetiser. The combination of charred edges, creamy paneer, and spices like garam masala makes these bites a perfect accompaniment to peppermint cocktails. 

Papri Chaat Cups: 

Transform the popular street food, papri chaat, into bite-sized cups. Fill crispy papri cups with a mix of potatoes, chickpeas, yoghurt, chopped onions and green chillies and chutneys. The tangy and spicy flavours of papri chaat provide a vibrant, Desi contrast to the cool and refreshing peppermint cocktails.