Spice Up Your Holidays • The Party Menu

Break out the mixing bowls and a bunch of basic ingredients – have I got a holiday menu for you! Along with Captain Morgan, I hosted a festive little shindig with a few original recipes created using their Spiced Rum. As I mentioned last week, I’m participating in their “Spice Up The Holidays” contest along with nine other talented food bloggin’ ladies. We’re all mixing up our best rum recipes, hosting parties, and posting about them for the chance to win a generous donation to our chosen charity.

… And yea, the competition may be stiff, but I don’t think anyone had quite as much fun as we did!

Captain Morgan Spice Up Holidays Party (1)

The evening was spent swapping gifts, sipping bubbly and Captain Morgan cocktails, and catching up by the fire during the frenzied holiday season! It was a fabulous time with good food, great drinks, and fun company!

So let’s get to the menu, shall we? Take a peek at what I made with the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, and grab my recipes for your own holiday party!

Spiced Cranberry-Apple Cider

•  Drink  •

Spiced Cranberry-Apple Cider

This apple cider is fast and fragrant, and the added kick of rum keeps you extra warm in the winter! To keep it easy, all you need is cranberry juice, apple juice, whole cloves, cinnamon sticks, and a bit of brown sugar.

BBQ Chicken-Bacon Bites

•  Appetizer  •

BBQ Chicken Bacon Bites with Spicy-Sweet BBQ Sauce

Bring these bacon-wrapped chicken bites to any party and they’ll disappear before your eyes – They did at mine! Slathered with a sticky, sweet ‘n spicy rum BBQ sauce, these one-bite appetizers are irresistible!

French Apple Cake

•  Dessert  •

French Apple Cake

Soft and sweet, this French apple cake with fresh apples is delectable with a dollop of whipped cream! Slice it up and serve it after a hearty holiday dinner or alongside your other appetizers.

      

6 Responses to “Spice Up Your Holidays • The Party Menu”

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    london bakes — December 7, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    It looks like a very fun party and the food, naturally, sounds absolutely delicious!

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    Paula — December 7, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    Goods times were had by all it appears :) I’m all over those chicken bites and oh my…that pie!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — December 7, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    the spiced apple cider is right up my alley!

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    Laura — December 7, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    I can’t wait to make those chicken bites! I think they’ll be Sunday’s football munchie. What a fun party. Family, friends, good food, and a little warm buzz from a toddy are what the Holidays are all about. Merry Christmas, Georgia!

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    Bree — December 8, 2012 @ 6:59 pm

    Looks like a ton of fun and great apps too!

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    From Valeries Kitchen — December 8, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

    Those chicken bites are so simple but look SO good! Gotta try ‘em! The men around here would be mighty pleased, I’m sure.

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