Let's Party! 8 Quick and Easy New Year's Eve Appetizers

Plus the perfect drink pairings, for less fuss and more fun.


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Manchego and Marcona Almond Cheese Balls

Manchego and Marcona Almond Cheese Balls

Perfect pairing: Sangria or dessert wine


Our pick: Beso del Sol White Sangria, $20/3-liter box

Makes 12
Prep 25 m
Refrigerate 60 m

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Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Balls

Bacon-Cheddar Cheese Balls

Perfect pairing: Dark stout or porter


Our pick: Founders Brewing Co. Porter, $10/6-pack

Makes 12
Prep 25 m
Refrigerate 60 m

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Kalamata Olive and Dill Cheese Balls

Kalamata Olive and Dill Cheese Balls

Perfect pairing: Dry, spicy red wine


Our pick: Driopi Nemea, $19

Makes 12
Prep 25 m
Refrigerate 60 m

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Lemony Baked Ricotta

Lemony Baked Ricotta

Perfect pairing: Full-bodied, acidic red wine


Our pick: Hess Select Treo Winemaker's Blend, $19

Makes 8
Prep 10 m
Bake 25 m
Broil 3 m

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Curried Popcorn and Cashews

Curried Popcorn and Cashews

Perfect pairing: Dry riesling


Our pick: Kung Fu Girl Riesling, $12

Makes 24
Prep 10 m
Bake 10 m
Cook 2 m

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Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus

Perfect pairing: Belgian-style wheat beer


Our pick: Allagash White, $11/4-pack

Makes 12
Prep 15 m

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Korean Meatballs

Korean Meatballs

Perfect pairing: Hoppy India Pale Ale


Our pick: Brooklyn Brewery East IPA, $11/6-pack

Makes 12
Prep 30 m
Cook 16 m
Cook and 30 seconds

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Shrimp and Veggie Rolls

Shrimp and Veggie Rolls

Perfect pairing: Hard cider


Our pick: Angry Orchard Knotty Pear, $11/6-pack

Makes 8
Prep 30 m