Delicious starters—they’re easier than they look!

“When it comes to holiday appetizers, elegant and effortless is the name of the game. This is your cheat sheet–the fast lane–to preparing beautiful, delicious starters that save your time and energy for the important stuff: enjoying the party!” – Chuck Hughes

Smoked Sturgeon Flatbread

Subtly smoked fish, cool crème fraîche, spicy horseradish and tart pickled onions— flawlessly composed.

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Spiced Arancini

An easy cheat. Store-bought arancini, sundried tomato spread & shaved Parmigiano.

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Next Level Cheese & Crackers

Cinnamon spiced honey, tangy goat cheese, savoury rosemary—An umami tsunami.

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Seedlip Espresso MartiNO

A complex blend of allspice, cardamom, citrus & rich, cold brewed coffee— the perfect digestif.

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Kinsip Maple Old-Fashioned

Smooth Canadian whisky sweetened with maple syrup aged in whisky barrels & balanced with a dash of bitters.

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LaCroix Fauxtini

Simple & fresh. Add an ounce of vodka If desired.

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