Spooniful Recipes: A Decadent Emmy Party Menu Sans Silverware

From Drinks to Dessert: A Decadent Emmy Party Menu Sans SilverwareSpoonFed: Via Pop Sugar -by 

The Primetime Emmy Awards are tomorrow, making it the perfect excuse to invite over a few friends and pull together a decadent (but hassle-free) menu for this star-studded event. From spicy marinated olives to luxurious chocolate-covered strawberries, these recipes are easy to prepare and eat (no silverware required!), so you can spend more time huddled near the TV, placing bets on your favorite nominees.

Vieux Carré

Similar to a Manhattan but a little smoother, a Vieux Carré is a sophisticated way to start the viewing party and a clever nod to Mad Men‘s many nominations. Guests will marvel that the beverage — made of rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and angostura bitters — slides down easily. For an elegant presentation, serve it in a lowball glass with a single giant ice cube.

INGREDIENTSIce
3/4 ounce rye whiskey
3/4 ounce Cognac
3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
1/16 ounce Bénédictine
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Peychaud’s bitters
Lemon peel, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice. Add the whiskey, Cognac, vermouth, Bénédictine, and both bitters. Stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the lemon peel and serve. Makes 1 drink.

From Drinks to Dessert: A Decadent Emmy Party Menu Sans Silverware

 

Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs

These figs in a blanket are the Fall equivalent of proscuitto and melon. Since these are best served at room temperature, they can safely rest on the coffee table for easy grabs throughout the award ceremony.

INGREDIENTS

3 tablespoons goat cheese
6 large figs, cut in half
3-5 slices of prosciutto, sliced in half

DIRECTIONS

  1. Using a melon baller or a spoon, remove the the flesh from the figs and place in a bowl.
  2. Mix the goat cheese with the fig flesh, combine well.
  3. Using the melon baller, stuff each of the figs with the goat cheese mixture and wrap with a slice of the prosciutto. Secure with a toothpick or press firmly on the prosciutto to seal.
  4. On a medium heat and oiled grill, place the figs filled side down. Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes and flip to the other side for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.
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