When it comes to lady day, I love going all out. We had one recently at Kinfolk Inspired Space a few weeks ago. That space is amazing and the energy is definitely all about the good vibes and women supporting women. It was a perfect space for a group of creative women (and Ryan!) to work on projects that we’ve been keeping in our brains We made holiday decorations, danced to Cardi B, and ate…of course.
Today, we wanted to share a quick appetizer and cocktail recipe for parties and get togethers. The best part? You don’t need to cook anything!
We made a cheese and charcuterie board that everyone picked at while we we were crafting. Luckily, Trader Joe’s had everything we needed. The key to a beautiful presentation is to provide different colors, shapes, and textures on the board. We love having marcona almonds, grapes, dried apricots, and olives, to give that nice texture and also to fulfill a variety of tastes.
Trader Joe’s always has an amazing cheese collection. A few of our favorites include: Fromage Pavé, Cranberry Chèvre Fresh Goat Cheese, Double Creme Brie with Truffles, and Gouda. We also always get the Spanish Gourmet package for our meats; salame, Jamón Serrano, and Chorizo Cantimpalo. We like how there’s a lot of savory and sweet combinations in that package. Fold the meats, and cut slices off cheese to provide fullness to the board.
We made a kombucha cocktail to go along with our meats and cheeses. It was very refreshing and was a nice complement to the saltiness of the board. Below is the recipe taken from Designlovefest.
What you’ll need:
makes 1 serving
- 1 ounce blanco tequila
- 1 ounce campari
- 2-3 drops angostura bitters
- 2 oz chilled Kombucha ( Gingerade)
- club soda
- orange peel for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, place ice, kombucha, tequila, Campari, and bitters. Shake gently. Open the shaker, add the club soda, and stir gently. Pour in glass, drop in a piece of twisted orange peel, and serve!
*A lesson learned: do not put the club soda in the cocktail shaker and mix it like crazy…unless you want the cocktail all over you.