Math has never been our strong point, but we’ve discovered some great entertaining combinations and the sum of our equations is most definitely greater than their parts.
Cheesed skewers + crackers + white wine sangria = effortless, delicious entertaining
Cheese skewers – these make for great little bites that are so easy to put together and they’re packed with colour and flavour.
Simply toss some bambini bocconcini (small bocconcino cheese balls) in a mix of basil pesto. It’s easy to make your own pesto by blitzing together some basil leaves together with a bunch of your favourite herbs, some extra virgin olive oil, parmesan cheese, salt and lemon juice. Alternatively you could just use pre-made bottled pesto from a jar which works perfectly well.
Then skewer the bocconcini with some cherry tomatoes and a folded basil leaf and serve them up with some crackers.
White Wine Sangria – pick a bottle of your favourite white wine (we used a sparking wine), buy a tin of lychees and grab a handful of mint leaves. In a one litre glass bottle, add 2/3 up with white wine, the other third with the tinned syrup the lychees come in and then add a handful of sliced lychee and roughly chopped mint. Leave it in the fridge to chill and the flavours will combine beautifully. If red wine is more your thing, then try our this instead.
For some extra charm, make a little label for your bottle with a scrap of paper and some twine. Use some colourful napkins and light your favourite scented candles. Scented candles are an essential part of H&D entertaining – day or night, indoors or out – they add such a subtle yet pleasantly lingering scent to the background of any gathering.
This is a great entertaining combo for the warmer months, but hopefully you’ll love this spread so much that you’ll be consuming it throughout the year.
We love us some spirited and easy entertaining!