Watermelon Lime Juice
5 cups seedless watermelon, cut into cubes
2 tbsp of agave
Juice of 2 limes
Blend all ingredients in blender. Pour through a mesh strainer to remove any small seeds of pieces. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
For the mimosas, fill glass 1/4-1/2 way with juice then add the champagne of sparkling wine of your choice!
I knew whatever I made, had to be small and bite-sized so that people could enjoy nibbling while they shopped. In additional to the drinks, I also made roasted chickpeas, antipasto skewers, mini lemon tarts and cookies ‘n’ cream cupcakes.
3 cans Chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried on paper towel
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp truffle salt
Preheat oven to 400. On a baking sheet covered in foil toss the chickpeas with oil. Arrange the chickpeas in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle truffle salt over the chickpeas and bake for 40-45 minutes or until lightly brown and crispy.
Small wooden skewers
Marinated Mozzarella Balls
Thread mozzarella, then salami folded into a triangle and then tomato leaving room to hold the skewer. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar.
Mini Lemon Tarts (Makes about 100 mini tarts)
7-8 boxes of mini phyllo cups (15 per box)
2 cups sugar
1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
1 tbsp flour
zest of 3 lemons
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350. Put mini phyllo cups in mini muffin tins. Set aside. Blend eggs, sugar, flour, lemon zest and juice with mixer until combined. Fill each phyllo cup with lemon filling about 3/4 of the way full (I used a tablespoon-size measuring spoon). Bake for about 12-18 minutes or until the filling and crust is very light brown and no longer jiggling. Let cool completely and garnish with a bit of whipped cream and a raspberry.
8 oz light cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
6 Oreos, finely ground
Beat butter and cream cheese in the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment on high speed for several minutes until butter is light and creamy. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until combined; add remaining powdered sugar and vanilla and increase speed of mixer to high and beat until frosting is light and fluffy. Add Oreo crumbs and mix on medium until evenly distributed. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.