With June quickly approaching and temperatures starting to climb, it’s the perfect time to start planning a few sweet summer get togethers. Whether your party will be packed with friends, family or both, we’ve got some Tennessee inspired appetizers and cocktails that will bring a taste of the south to any bash you might be throwing!
Nashattan – Our take on the famous cocktail? Use Tennessee Whiskey of course! We recommend mixing up the traditional recipe with George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, bitters and a cherry garnish.
Tennessee Caviar – This quick and easy recipe is perfect for summertime! It’s fresh, light and will feed a crowd. To kick up the Southern inspiration another notch we suggest serving Tennessee Caviar atop mini hoe cakes instead of the traditional tortilla chips. Not only will it look great, it will taste great too! Click here for the full recipe.
Tennessee Tea: A summer favorite and one that will make your backyard bash a little more grown up! This popular cocktail mixes Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey, Triple Sec, Sweet & Sour Mix and cola. We think serving it up in mason jars would make it even more fun!
Tennessee Cheese Straw Chicken Bites: One of our most consistently popular appetizers at Chef’s Market, we cut white meat chicken tenders into perfectly portioned bite sized pieces before we coat them in crushed Tennessee Cheese Straws and then fry them to a crisp golden brown. Want to give this appetizer even more Southern flair? Spread Red Pepper Jelly onto mini Buttermilk biscuits and place the chicken bites on top!
Have you thought about putting together a summer party lately? What are your favorite summer cocktails and appetizers? We’d love to hear about your favorite recipes, so be sure to leave us a comment!