EASY ENTERTAINING RECIPES :: COCKTAILS & SPICY PECANS

kahlua cocktails and spicy pecans recipes

I’m so excited to be spending this holiday season in our new house. The neighborhood is proving to be quite the social scene and our calendar is full of social events!

Of course I love being the host as much {if not more} as I enjoy being the guest, so I like to keep plenty of entertaining stock on hand this time of year, for any last minute plans. For me that means nuts, cheeses, crackers, and plenty of booze.

A well stocked bar for us consists of bourbon, vodka, rum, spiced rum, and specialty flavored liqueurs like Kahlúa, amaretto, Irish crème, and coconut rum. With these items we can whip up a hot toddy or a cold cocktail in no time. Of course you can’t forget to have soda and other mixers on hand as well. I prefer the small 8 oz sizes so you can use what you need and the rest is still fresh for another time.

kahlua cocktail recipe
For an easy sipping cocktail I created this one using cola. Whether you’re a Coke fan or a Pepsi fan, either will work just fine here.

Kahlúa & Cola

  • 4 oz Cola
  • 1 oz Kahlúa
  • ¾ oz Amaretto

Combine over ice and serve.

This drink pairs well with these smoky pecans. I love to balance out the flavor of a sweeter drink with something savory. Mix them up in no time – you probably have all the ingredients on hand.
spicy pecans recipe

Smoky Pecans

  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. Light Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. tobasco sauce

Combine wet ingredients and add pecans to mixture. Stir to coat pecans.

Heat oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil. Spread pecans onto foil in a single layer, and bake for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally during cooking.

Let cool and serve.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.