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Christmas cocktail party: Appetizer and cocktail pairings your guests will love

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Holiday pairings

You often hear about the perfect wine and food pairings, but what about other cocktails? If you are hosting a holiday cocktail party, consider one of these pairings of cocktails and appetizers.

Holiday pairings

Peach bellinis with a fruit and cheese platter

For a cool, fresh combination, put together a simple fruit and cheese platter and mix up a batch of slushy peach bellinis.

Peach bellini recipe


  • 1 part champagne
  • 1 part light rum
  • 2 parts peach puree
  • frozen peaches as desired
  • ice
  • sangria


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, except the sangria.
  2. Blend until slushy and then add more ice until it's the desired consistency.
  3. Pour into tall glasses, and as you are pouring swirl in the sangria.

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