Summer time cocktail parties involve enjoying light dishes and sipping chilled drinks. However, deciding the menu for such a party often becomes quite confusing. Summer is the season to relish light cuisines, and so, a summer cocktail party menu has to be simple.
Drinks & Beverages
Put up a mini bar in one corner of the room and deck it up with exotic bottles of chilled drinks. A few bottles of Russian vodka, Italian wine, and Scotch whiskey can make up the bar. Cocktails and mocktails should also be present. Apart from alcohol, you can also set up a stall for serving cold beverages, lemonade, and fresh fruit juices.
Desserts occupy a prominent position in a summer cocktail party. Dollops of ice cream served in cups, and fresh fruits chilled with ice creams and ice are ideal menu items. This includes mangoes, strawberries, pineapples, water melons, cantaloupes, and many more fruits.
Other than chilled desserts, you can also have a section where sweet dishes like cakes, rum balls, and pastries are served. Given here are some dessert ideas.
Keep the main course simple and light. You can also choose a theme for the summer party food. Serve some rare cuisines or continental food. Italian, French, Mexican, and Thai food is a good option. Decide a menu that will complement the cocktails. Do not make recipes that need a lot of preparation time. Given here is list of options for the main course.
Make all the food and other arrangements before your guests arrive. Make sure that the ambiance complements the theme of your party.