Cocktail Party Ideas

Pop the cork off of that champagne bottle and raise a glass to the happiest of happy hours! Impress your guests with our party-planning tips, bartending tricks from the pros, everything needed to stock a home bar, and signature mixed drinks.

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How to Host a Casino Night at Home

Invite over some friends, put out a few snacks, pour drinks, and play games a la Las Vegas.

How to Assemble the Cheese Board of Your Dreams

It's the easiest and most impressive party appetizer ever! Here, our tips and tricks for putting it all together.

25 Vodka Cocktails You'll Want to Make Again and Again

Vodka is essential to a well-stocked home bar. The smooth, easy-to-quaff liquor plays well in classic drinks like martinis and vodka tonics, as well as more elaborate newfangled cocktails. Here, our favorite vodka cocktail recipes that would be welcome at any happy hour.

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Fabulous French Appetizer Recipes That Bring the Bistro Home

Each of these hors d’ouevres will add a touch of sophisticated simplicity to your next dinner party. Pour a round of aperitifs such as Champagne or dry vermouth to complete the picture of elegance.

The Delightful Tradition of the Aperitif

Learn all about this pre-dinner drink—it's the best way to start an evening.