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published time By SW published time 21 Aug, 2018 Share image 0 Shares

The perfect party host doesn’t exist…

Whether you’re throwing a big festive bash or an intimate gathering, deciding a menu is the most daunting part of hosting any party. No matter how big a pro you may have become at organising parties, you can’t possibly keep the conversations going and juggle the kitchen at the same time. 
The best you can do is create a safe menu that doesn't keep you, the host, in the kitchen forever. We’ve got you covered with these 5 easy-peasy and quick recipes that’ll save up a lot of your time and effort. Don’t worry, they’re hella delicious too!

1)The Dark & Stormy Black Knight

If you need the perfect cocktail for your house party, that’s easy to make and so, so delish, look no further. Black Knight with its strong flavours of scotch-whiskey and black coffee, and a kick of citrus and cola, makes for the perfect drink.

5 Easy Party Recipes That’ll Have Your Guests Swooning

What You Need:
45 ml Black & White
30 ml Black Coffee
10 ml Lime Juice

Fill a highball glass with ice and pour over all the ingredients one by one. Garnish with mint sprig and bam! The perfect pick-me-up combination of Black & White, coffee, cola and lime is ready to be sipped.

If you happen to live in Bangalore, you can order Black & White on the Hipbar app. Get it here.

2) The Healthy Cucumber Feta Rolls

Who doesn’t love a smooth and cheesy spread? The cucumber feta rolls have all the ingredients of a lip-smacking Greek salad and here’s how you can whisk it and roll it in a cucumber slice. Yummy and healthy at the same time!

5 Easy Party Recipes That’ll Have Your Guests Swooning

What You Need: 
2 Cucumbers
100 gms Feta Cheese
1 medium bowl Yogurt
1 Bell Pepper
5-6 Black olives
50 gms Dill 
1 Lemon 
Salt & Pepper (as per taste)


Slice the cucumber lengthwise. Make sure they’re thinly sliced. Now, prepare the filling, using finely chopped dill, bell peppers, and olives. Mix together the yogurt and feta cheese and add a dash of lemon. Season the mixture with salt, pepper, and place about a teaspoon of the feta mixture at one end of the cucumber slice. Roll it up and secure with a toothpick. Here you go, your cucumber feta rolls are ready to be served and savoured.

3) The Appetizing Katori Chaat

To spice things up at the party (taste wise!), Katori chaat is the best option IMO. Here’s how you can serve the delectable chaat recipe to your guests.

What You Need: 

1 1/2 cup boiled chickpeas
1 1/2 medium finely chopped onion
           3 green chilli
3/4 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 dash salt
2 tablespoon vegetable oil.
2 pinches asafoetida.
4 canape cups
1 cup fresh yogurt


Put a pan on medium flame and pour the oil in it. When the oil is hot enough, add the cumin seeds and asafoetida. Now, add the boiled chickpeas and mix it well. Then add red chilli powder in the mixture and stir for a while and remove from the flame. Add rest of the ingredients and mix them together. Now, arrange the canape cups in a row, fill them with the chickpeas mixture and garnish with some yogurt and tamarind chutney. Voila, your Katori Chaat is ready!

4. The Fruity Melon Martini

This fruitilicious drink is a must at every pool party or even a rooftop soiree. 

What You Need:

45 ml Smirnoff Red Vodka
15 ml Passion Fruit Syrup
3 to 4 Watermelon Chunks 
10 ml Lime Juice


Mix the ingredients together over ice in a glass. Pour into a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour back into a martini glass and garnish with watermelon slice. Your party will surely be awesome!
If you happen to live in Bangalore, you can order Smirnoff Red on the Hipbar app. Get it here.

5) Grilled Cheese And Chocolate Sammie

Do you always crave for something sweet after you’ve eaten till your gut is bursting at the seams? The sweet and savoury flavoured Chocolate Cheese Sandwich is your dream come true.

What You Need:
White bread
4-5 Cheese slices
1 bowl Grated chocolate
Cubes of butter


Layer one slice of bread with the grated chocolate, then with a cheese slice. Top with the second slice of bread spread some butter on it and grill to perfection. The hot melted cheese and chocolate is sure to make your guests crave for more. 

Make sure you ask your guests to come prepared with a new yule hole or two in their belt to enjoy the mouth-watering food and refreshing cocktails. Get your chopping board ready!

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