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No matter how big the party, Colin says entertaining well is about what happens the second your guests step inside the front door.

Colin likes to greet his guests with the signature drink of the evening—like Oprah's favorite, tequila on the rocks. "Tequila's like the new vodka," he says. "You serve it in the champagne flute with those lovely icicles inside and a wedge of lime. It's very elegant."

Thanks to a huge stock of dinnerware and supplies in the back, Colin says he can throw together a dinner for 100 with an hour's notice. He keeps 24 chickens, a dozen racks of lamb, duck breasts, frozen soups, chicken stocks and veal stocks in the freezer…just in case.

In the refrigerator, a variety of chilled beverages await thirsty guests.
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FROM: This Is the Year to Live Well with Colin Cowie
Published on February 19, 2007

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