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Mary McCartney throws a holiday party with bloody mary dip and chocolate bark

Keep holiday entertaining merry, bright and stress-free.
/ Source: TODAY

Photographer, cookbook author and TV host Mary McCartney is joining TODAY to share a few of her favorite easy entertaining recipes just in time for the holidays. She shows us how to make an effervescent raspberry-lime cocktail, bloody mary-inspired party dip with focaccia skewers and festive pistachio and strawberry dark chocolate bark.

These inventive bites turn a classic bloody mary cocktail into a delectable appetizer. They're a refreshing departure from the usual party fare, are so fun to dip and they're vegan-friendly.

Roughly bashed salted pretzels and toasted hazelnuts are stirred into melted chocolate, then decorated with crushed freeze-dried red strawberries and green pistachios for extra color and flavor to complete this delicious, sweet treat.

Bright Spirit

This is a simple and straightforward cocktail, but it tastes so bright and festive. The sweet raspberry notes and tart lime mingle perfectly on the palate.

If you like those celebratory recipes, you should also try these:

Pear and Brie Tarts