Posts from the ‘Cocktails + Beverages’ Category

  • Peter’s Party Tricks {Martha Stewart Living}

    October 1st, 2013

    We’re always thrilled to be featured in Martha Stewart’s glossy, lifestyle magazines. In the October 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Living Peter’s talking “Party Tricks” for fall entertaining. Martha has long admired PETER CALLAHAN for his delicious food and clever presentations. When we asked him for an easy make-ahead fall entertaining menu, he suggested serving […]

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  • Today Show : Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb : Lemon Cocktails & Back to School Parties

    September 13th, 2012

    If you missed my segment earlier this week on the Today Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, check it our here! I’m sharing my recipes for fun Italian comfort foods like spaghetti and meatballs, caesar salad and garlic bread, as well as Sgroppinos! A traditional lemon cocktail made with limoncello, prosecco, vodka and […]

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    Summer Cocktails : Fruity Coolers + Classic Sippers

    July 25th, 2012

      Weddings in the garden, lunches on the deck, backyard barbecues, beachy clambakes ~ they all require delicious summertime beverages be served, with or without alcohol. Sure, old-fashioned lemonade is always an approachable winner as it’s truly loved by both children and adults. Then there’s the classic trifecta of martinis, mojitos and margaritas which appeal […]

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    Shots + Bites : The Perfect Pairings of Food and Beverage Can Be Fun Icebreakers at Parties

    June 14th, 2012

    A two-sip shot of your favorite beverage matched with a delicious small one-bite hors d’oeuvre is an incredible icebreaker at cocktail parties. Especially when the small one-bite hors d’oeuvre is playfully served on an edible spoon, in an oyster shell or inside a tiny Chinese take-out box. Whether a simple shot of vodka to accompany […]

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  • CaterSource Magazine June 2012 Creative Food and Beverage Pairings

    Catersource Magazine : On the Menu : Creative Food and Beverage Pairings from Caterers : June 2012

    June 12th, 2012

    What better way to highlight your food and drink creations than to create food and cocktail pairings. Serving intentional pairings puts your food and drink center stage – and definitely makes your event something to talk about. ~ Catersource Magazine  

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  • Bubblegum Martini Peter Callahan Catering Summer Cocktails

    Summer Entertaining : Whimsical Cocktails : Bubblegum-Tini

    June 7th, 2012

    Candy adds a fun and youthful feel to parties, whether it’s incorporated into the party decor, a lavish sweets table or a take home wedding favor.  Personally, I like to use candy in fun, unexpected ways. Like in this bubblegum-inspired  cocktail, the Bubblegum-tini!  And, go figure, it’s pretty easy to make too!  Just mix some […]

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  • Good Housekeeping Entertaining Summer June 2012 Peter Callahan Catering

    Good Housekeeping : June 2012 : My Hosting Secret for Outdoor Summer Parties

    June 6th, 2012

    Big thanks to the editors of Good Housekeeping Magazine for including me in their “Good (Enough) Entertaining” feature on fun, affordable hosting how-tos for summer parties.  What was my hosting secret? “If you’re serving room-temperature perishable foods outdoors, put them on platters nestled atop same-size trays topped with crushed ice.  That’ll keep them a bit […]

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    Sgroppinos : An Italian Frozen Cocktail Ideal for Spring and Summer Parties

    March 28th, 2012

    As a cross between a champagne cocktail and a dessert, a Prosecco Sgroppino has a frozen frothy fabulousness to it that is fantastic for Spring and Summer parties. Drizzle a little Limoncello liqueur over it at the end, and it’s even better! At PCC, we like to whisk large batches in an iced copper bowl right in […]

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  • Peter Callahan Catering Mini Fish Tacos Mini Patron Margaritas Bite by Bite Cookbook

    We’re Celebrating National Margarita Day with Fish Tacos & Patron ‘Ritas!

    February 22nd, 2012

    After shrinking down my favorite foods, it was only natural that I would turn my attention to my favorite cocktails. One of my all-time favorite beverages is a margarita. When I created my shots + bites series of food and drink pairings, my clients loved all the concepts as they had never seen anything like […]

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    Hot Mulled Apple Cider : The Perfect Beverage for Chilly Holiday Nights

    December 7th, 2011

    Cold weather is here and nothing warms up a holiday party faster than a cup of Hot Mulled Apple Cider!  In fact, these little red beauties are the ideal beverage to hand to guests as soon as they arrive at your party!  Particularly if they’re spiked with some delicious dark rum!  Bye-bye chilly damp December; […]

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    Decanting Your Spirits for an Elegant Bar Display

    December 2nd, 2011

    Whether at a corporate cocktail party or an at-home dinner party, it’s not difficult to build a bar that’s both beautiful and functional. One of my favorite bar styling methods is to decant all the usual spirits (rum, whisky, scotch, bourbon, cognac) and display them in modern glass carafes or classic cut-crystal decanters.  The warm, amber colors […]

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  • Cranberry-tini Holiday Cocktails Peter Callahan Thanksgiving Dinner Tips Recipes

    Peter’s Favorite Holiday Cocktail : Cranberry-Tinis

    November 24th, 2011

    Spending as much time on Nantucket as I do, it’s hard not to be a huge fan of cranberries. Interestingly enough, cranberries have been grown on Nantucket since 1857 and were an important part of the island’s economy until just prior to World War II.  The cranberry, named such because its pink blossoms resemble the […]

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