TODAY | December 12, 2012
>>> cocktail party with drinks and festive foods out of the issue martha stewart living magazine.
>> i really believe if you have at least one or maybe two or three really great drinks your party will be a success, no matter what. if anything goes wrong, it won't go wrong because nobody will know.
>> and drinking early and often.
>> drink responsibly.
>> have you ever had a sazirak?
>> i haven't.
>> that is rye and --
>> give me a taste.
>> it's early.
>> and then coconut milk in the eggnog. very nice take on that.
>> for the holidays in latin america .
>> and tequila punch. ginger beer , lime juice , refreshing.
>> stiff beverage.
>> i told you.
>> i like it.
>> hint of that bourbon.
>> and they are -- a lunch party or like 5:00, everybody will go home feeling great. you won't have to go out to dinner.
>> or noon.
>> or start at noon if you like. make the pizza dough or buy prepared dough. that's okay with me. the mushrooms are cooked in a little bit of white wine , butter shallots and cream. cook down to this. spread the mixture. willie , you like mushroom.
>> willie likes everything.
>> if you're making it, i like it.
>> spread this, preheat your oven to 400 degrees, put that in the oven. it will come out like this. little bit of fresh taragon sprinkled on top. that is a great pizza.
>> how long?
>> until it's brown and done. probably less than 20 minutes . you want to try one of those? then this is fun.
>> this is queso fondido. a third of a cup of tequila you add to this.
>> this makes a really good cheesy sauce with one pound of monterey jack cheese . you dip your chip --
>> like the old fondu part, right?
>> use this to dip in -- little chirrizo. who want s to try that one?
>> crab cakes .
>> plantains, member of the banana family. and it's beautiful lump crab meat , chives, lime juice , mayonnaise. dump the mayonnaise in.
>> and cubed avocado.
>> they're really creamy.
>> you can just stir that up. and then you put that on top. garnish with a little bit of spiced radish.
>> i'm going to try this.
>> these are just little lamb that you put on your little brioche toast. this is yogurt with mint and lemon juice and olive oil .
>> greek recipe.
>> very greek.
>> how do we do the crust, martha?
>> this is a pepper encrusted with fennel. dry fennel seed . very short time. lamb cooks so quickly.
>> willie has more of that, he will be toasted. martha stewart , thank you so much.
>> happy holidays.
>> remember the good drinks.