While traditional sweets work well for dinner parties, cocktail parties call for finger foods. Petite portions are ideal for a few reasons: most guests won't want to eat an entire slice of pie, miniature desserts typically appear more elegant, and perhaps most importantly, it's best to keep the spread to that which can be eaten with a glass of wine or cocktail in hand. Keep reading for 28 recipes that fit the bill.

28 Bite-Size, Party-Ready Dessert Recipes

While traditional sweets work well for dinner parties, cocktail parties call for finger foods. Petite portions are ideal for a few reasons: most guests won't want to eat an entire slice of pie, miniat (Mini Dessert Recipes)

Recipe: Traditional New Orleans Hurricane Ingredients 2 oz. light rum 2 oz. dark rum 2 oz. passion fruit juice 1 oz. orange juice 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp. simple syrup 1 Tbsp. grenadine Ora...

Recipe: Traditional New Orleans Hurricane Ingredients 2 oz light rum 2 oz dark rum 2 oz passion fruit juice 1 oz orange juice oz. grenadine Orange for garnish

The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is given a summer twist in this Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe, perfect for sipping poolside or at a BBQ served in World Market Copper Stemless Wine Glasses! #WorldMarketTribe

For Mom: The mojito, a traditional Cuban cocktail, is given a summer twist in this Frozen Coconut Mojito Recipe, perfect for sipping poolside or at a BBQ served in World Market Copper Stemless Wine Glasses!

The Manhattan cocktail is made by stirring together rye or Canadian whiskey with sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters. The drink is usually finished with a cocktail cherry and is traditionally served in a cocktail glass.

Manhattan Cocktail Recipe

JordanLanai The Manhattan cocktail is made by stirring together rye or Canadian whiskey with sweet red vermouth and a dash of bitters. The drink is usually finished with a cocktail cherry and is traditionally served in a cocktail glass.

Use traditional cocktail glasses to serve Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics flavors individually! You can download the free party printables by clicking through to Catch My Party's blog to host your own cocktail-themed bash.

Use traditional cocktail glasses to serve Jelly Belly Cocktail Classics flavors individually! You can download the free party printables by clicking through to Catch My Party's blog to host your own cocktail-themed bash.

Celebrate Kentucky Derby Week by whipping up homemade Blueberry Mint Juleps, a summery twist on the Churchill Downs traditional cocktail!

Blueberry Mint Juleps

Celebrate Kentucky Derby Week by whipping up homemade Blueberry Mint Juleps, a twist on the Churchill Downs traditional cocktail! Blueberry puree mixes with mint, sugar, hot water, a little lemon juice and bourbon to create this colorful summer drink.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail: 1-2 lb shelled and cooked shrimp (50-60 count), 2 large chopped tomatoes, 1/2 small white onion (chopped) or 2 green onions (chopped), 1/2 cup cilantro slightly chopped, 1/2 jalapeno (diced with seeds), 1 avocado (chopped), tomato juice (V8), lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix all in glass bowl and chill.

Traditional Mexican Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel De Camarones (Mexican shrimp cocktail) - 1 lb shelled and cooked shrimp count) 2 large tomatoes chopped ½ small white onions chopped or 2 green onions ½ cup cilantro slightly.

Adding a hint of cucumber to this limeade kicks this refreshing summer drink up  a notch. - Tradtional Home ® / Photo: Michael Garland

Adding a hint of cucumber to this limeade kicks this refreshing summer drink up a notch. - Tradtional Home ® / Photo: Michael Garland What a great way to add cucumber. I never thought of slicing the cucumber longways.

The Whiskey Sour cocktail is a classic drink with a whiskey base. An unusual twist with this drink is the optional dash of egg white, however, can be substituted for pineapple juice if you do not like or cannot have eggs. This drink is served either in a cocktail glass or if served “on the rocks”, then an old fashioned glass should be used instead. Traditionally a whiskey sour is garnished with half a slice of orange and a cocktail cherry.

How to make a Whiskey Sour - Cocktail Recipe

The Whiskey Sour cocktail is a classic drink with a whiskey base. An unusual twi.

The Black Russian cocktail is a mixture of vodka and a coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa. The drink is traditionally served “on the rocks” in an old fashioned glass.

Black Russian Cocktail Recipe

The Black Russian cocktail is a mixture of vodka and a coffee liqueur, such as Kahlúa. The drink is traditionally served “on the rocks” in an old fashioned glass. Come and see our new website at bakedcomfortfood.

The Old Fashioned cocktail is made by muddling sugar with bitters, then Bourbon or rye whiskey. The drink is usually finished with a twist of citrus rind and a cocktail cherry. It is traditionally served in an Old Fashioned glass, which is named after this very drink.

Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Fabulous 4-Ingredient Shrimp Cocktail Wonton Cups Recipe on ASpicyPerspective.com #holidays

Shrimp Cocktail Wonton Cups

Easy Shrimp Cocktail Wonton Cups Recipe for all your holiday parties! A great retro recipe combining shrimp cocktail and cream cheese wontons

GREY GOOSE® L'ORANGE: BETWEEN THE SHEETS. GREY GOOSE L'Orange Flavoured Vodka is a fresh twist on this traditional cocktail. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist. #FlyBeyond

GREY GOOSE® L'ORANGE: BETWEEN THE SHEETS. GREY GOOSE L'Orange Flavoured Vodka is a fresh twist on this traditional cocktail. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass, and garnish with an orange twist. #FlyBeyond

How to make a traditional prawn cocktail recipe. This authentic English prawn cocktail recipe makes a great appetizer.

How to Make Prawn Cocktail

This classic prawn cocktail recipe combines succulent Atlantic prawns with a homemade Marie Rose sauce and more. Serve this as an impressive appetizer.

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