Capture the unique beauty of Winter Olympics by serve up food and drink that look the part. Go for white cocktails, white food and neutral color snacks. The clean look and rich taste will transport your guest to the snowy mountain peeks and frozen tundra of a winter wonderland and get your Sochi party popping.
With vodka as the Russian spirit of choice here are a couple of delicious white cocktails to warm your belly as you view the snowy slopes and frozen ice.
2 oz vodka
1 oz coffee liqueur
Pour vodka and coffee liqueur over ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Fill with light cream and serve.
1 cup white cranberry juice
4 ounces vodka
2 ounces Cointreau
Pour all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake well and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Shish Kebabs are quintessential Russian, so treat your guests to sticks that will satisfy the hungriest appetite. Keep with the white theme by substituting beef for chicken and add a splash of color with a few hearty and healthy vegetables.
Nothing says RUSSIA like potatoes! Serve up a big heaping bowl of potato salad that is easy to make ahead and will capture the essence of the Mother Land.
For more American style fare, go for white pizza or white Mac & cheese. Crust, Alfredo sauce, pineapple and mozzarella is a delicious pizza combination, or make traditional macaroni and cheese with only jack cheese. Both will look and taste great as part of the winter white food line up.
And for dessert… SOOO many sweet, white possibilities!