Yikes! I haven’t done an an Insta-Party in almost a month. Life has been busy, but that is totally unacceptable! I actually have had several real-life Insta-Party’s over the past few weeks (one was a romantic picnic next to a bubbling stream!) but they have all been off-camera. So I broke out the camera finally to bring you a fun and super quick Insta-party to liven up your Wednesday. Or Thursday, or any day, really!
These yummy little snacks were so easy to put together. I tend to keep hummus in the fridge for snacking with baby carrots or pretzels, and a cucumber is always in there to be tossed on a salad or with some vinegar for a quick veggie side. And I literally get nervous whenever I use the last bit of feta, so it is always in stock. Put together, these are a tasty little bite of the Mediterranean.
Hummus, Feta, Cucumber Bites, makes about 20 bites
3 Tablespoons prepared hummus
2 inch cube of feta, cut into 1/4″ cubes
Chopped pimento, for garnish (optional)
Slice the cucumber into 1/2″ thick rounds. Spread a little hummus on each slice and top each with a small cube of feta and piece of pimento. Eat immediately.
Don’t let the name fool you, this is a sophisticated little drink that benefits greatly from the addition of a drop of bitters. I shook a small quantity with ice, but this would be equally enjoyable in a larger portion served on the rocks. I specify Fee Brothers bitters only because I am partial to them. Feel free to use whatever bitters float your boat.
Bitter Orange, makes one drink
1 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice (half of a little clementine should do it)
1 drop Fee Brothers Old Fashion Aromatic Bitters
Combine vodka and orange juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 50 times and strain into an aperitif glass. Add drop of bitters and enjoy immediately while still very cold.