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Viewing Party Recipes

February 11, 2015

The award show season has already started, and if you are like us, you probably enjoy watching the red carpet and talking Hollywood fashion with your friends. So, if you are hosting a viewing party for the Academy Awards (happening Feb. 22) or just getting together with your friends for a girl’s night, this champagne cocktail and fancy hors-d’oeuvre recipes are party-approved!

Champagne Cocktail
Prep time: 5min
Servings: 1
Ingredients
• 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
• 1 1/2 oz. apricot brandy
• Champagne

Instructions
Add the orange juice and brandy to a champagne flute Top with chilled champagne

Lemon-Thyme Bruschetta
Servings: 10
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
• 1 baguette; thinly sliced
• 8 ounces ricotta cheese
• 1 lemon; zested
• Salt
• Freshly cracked black pepper
• Honey
• 8 sprigs fresh thyme
• Black Hawaiian sea salt; optional

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Mix together the ricotta cheese and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Toast baguette slices in the oven for 5-7 minutes until slightly browned and warm. Spread liberally with seasoned ricotta. Drizzle with honey, sprinkle with thyme. Serve warm. For more entertaining tips and ideas, check out our previous post.