Crostinis + Cocktails || An Easy Summer Girls’ Night

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I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you part of shooting and creating the kind of content that we do is that we always seem to have girls’ nights, afternoons, weekends. We kind of get to do it without having to invite anyone else. It’s one of the perks of the job. I want to share with you the easiest, quickest, yummiest menu we’ve done that you can try for your next girls night. If you’re looking for a fun activity to go with your menu, check out my other girls’ night posts here and here

When it comes to food, if you ever invite more than a couple people it’s nice to give people choices, especially for those who have food allergies/preferences. For instance, I always try and have something vegetarian since people seem to be eating less and less meat. The easiest thing to do is ask the people you’re inviting if there are any ingredients they can’t eat. Don’t want to reach out to all of your guests? Assume that there are preferences and try to accommodate that in as many ways as possible.

For the purpose of this post, I’m sharing Crostinis three ways. Crostinis are the perfect small bite that can accompany almost any beverage, and I’ve never met a person who doesn’t love a crostini.

The ingredients below are listed in levels of taste, so if you love more lemon, add more zest! That’s what makes these recipes so good. No measuring, no timers, just layering the ingredients according to taste.


The crostini


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Lemon, Ricotta, Basil + Honey

  • extra virgin olive oil

  • ricotta

  • lemon zest

  • basil

  • pink peppercorns, crushed

  • sea salt flakes

  • honey

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Pear, Walnut, Goat Cheese

  • goat cheese

  • walnut pieces

  • pear slices

  • honey

  • sea salt flakes

  • pink peppercorns, crushed

  • sea salt flakes

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Burrata, Pesto, Pistachio, Basil

  • Olive oil

  • Burrata

  • Pesto

  • Pistachio

  • Basil

Directions for all 3 crostinis

  • preheat a char-grill pan or bbq over high heat

  • brush each side of bread with olive oil

  • cook for 1-2 minutes each side

  • top each piece of bread with the list of ingredients (in the order that they are listed)

Sticking with the easiest, quickest, yummiest theme, for the cocktail we used one type of alcohol but added different flavors and garnishes to make each one different. We started with a basic sparkling wine; go with Prosecco if you like it a bit sweeter and proper champagne if you like your bubbles more dry.

The cocktail

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  • add 1 tsp of whichever syrup used

  • 1/2 of egg white

  • 1-2 oz of prosecco or champagne

  • a couple ice cubes

  • floral garnish (lavender or thyme sprigs, jasmine bloom)

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  • add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker

  • shake, shake, shake

  • pour into your glass (remove ice cubes)

  • add 4-6 oz of prosecco or champagne

  • top it off with floral garnish

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What do you think? Sounds easy enough, right?

Let me know what your fave girls’ night recipes are in the comments.