Stylish Summer Entertaining Made Simple
Tired of burgers and beer? Mix it up at your next get-together with this summery menu of cocktails and matching entrees.
Discover a new side to summer with this array of recipes for fruity gin-based cocktails and finger-licking-good finger foods. Elegant and refreshing, this menu is sure to wow the guests.
Who says fine foods can only go with wine? Chef François Martin from Académie Culinaire of Montreal rose to the challenge of marrying Bombay Sapphire’s selection of seasonal summer cocktails with elegant finger foods. The result: a menu to tempt the palate of even the most discriminating foodie.
Best of all, these recipes are perfect for pool-side entertaining because they don’t need plates or cutlery and can be prepared ahead of time. This means you don’t have to cook while you entertain, and no one gets stuck minding the grill.
The moment of truth is here: put one or more of these recipes to the test at your next soirée.
1- Sapphire Chelsea with Smoked Salmon Rosti and Caviar
Serve this duo as a welcoming course. The Chelsea is a sparkling, sour summery drink, reminiscent of a mimosa. The acidic flavour of the drink is offset by the creaminess of the canapé. Also, the salty, smoked fish, complements the slight spiciness of the gin.
2- Sapphire Académie Fizz with Glazed Duck Roll
Both of these flavours are light, fresh, and summery- the ideal combination for a hot day. The indian-inspired rolls can be prepared several days ahead, and stored.
3- Eastern Sapphire and Scallop with Grilled Pepper Shrimp Brochette
This complex combo will appeal to a sophisticated palate. The tartness of grapefruit, with the refreshing, peppery taste of lemongrass of the drink blend well with the rich sweet and salty flavours of scallop and pepper. An extra level is added to the sensory experience by the fresh citrus aroma of the lemongrass garnish.
4- Sapphire Broadway with Gorgonzolla, Fig and Fresh Strawberries
A fabulous finish, this creative concoction is an intriguing departure from the standard wine with cheese. The sweet and fruity flavour of the Broadway offers a pleasant contrast to the creamy, smoky taste of the cheese, and the salty, crunchy crackers bring out at earthy flavour that’s surprisingly satisfying.