A Stress-Free Dinner Party: Your Mix-and-Match Menu
What's the easiest way to throw a fabulous dinner party? Provide the ingredients and get your guests to do the work.
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Mixologist Julie Reiner is known for creating inventive cocktails at bars like Lani Kai
, her recently opened tropical-themed lounge in New York City. But at home, she'll set up a simple make-your-own cocktail station, complete with a variety of fruits: "That way, I don't have to play bartender all night." For the best results, Reiner recommends using one kind of fruit in each glass. To serve eight, you'll need six or seven cups of fruit total.
Step 1: Prepare drink base.
Fruity Tom Collins Recipe
Step 2: Add fruit
As desired, peeled and diced (about ⅓ cup fruit per drink)
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