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Stocking the Bar for a Cocktail Party

Invite friends to a festive cocktail party where all that's required are a few yummy nibbles, fabulous drinks and lively conversation. Here are a few guaranteed ways to make sure your libations are a major success.

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Don't Forget the Garnish

Garnishes can take a drink from ho-hum to unforgettable. Citrus slices, skewered pineapple, candied ginger and fresh herbs all make stylish and flavorful finishing touches. Rimming cocktail glasses is also a festive touch: Try using colored sugars, shaved chocolate or kosher salt. Wet the rim of the glass with a bit of lemon juice, then dip it into a plate covered in the coating and twirl. Voila!

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