I’m So Fancy: Layered Mini Martini BBQ

Layer BBQ in mini martini glasses for a fancy twist on this classic comfort!

Why must fancy food always be so fussy? Caviar. Balsamic vinaigrette infused with white truffles. Marinated Olives with Fennel. I could go on. Those are all nice, but sometimes you just want to eat your regular ol’ crowd-pleasing BBQ! Growing up in Texas as a baby then the Carolinas through high school and now Tennessee, I’ve had my fair share of barbecue. From football games to school events and family dinners to easy lunches, BBQ is always a regular sight. Makes sense. It’s delicious! However, it’s not exactly the “prettiest” of foods. Sometimes that happens with the tastiest foods, but time to change that! Now you can serve up BBQ at fancy dinner parties, special occasions, heck – even a fancy tailgate (they exist)!

P.S. Yes, I like that Iggy Azalea song. I can’t help it!

Layer BBQ, Cole Slaw, and Sauce in a Mini Martini for a fancy twist! Pizzazzerie.com

Look for mini martini glasses at home stores. Here are the ones I used. You can absolutely use full-size martini glasses too. Begin by layering your favorite barbecue sauce down. I love a sweet and smokey sauce. Next up is your pulled pork! Here is my favorite recipe for pulled pork. Top it with a delicious zesty cole slaw (my recipe is below) and skewer with a pickle (or even a fried pickle). I also added a drizzle of sauce on top. I found mini appetizer forks that I set down in each glass for easy “grab-n-go” style while mixing and mingling. It’s truly the perfect party food!

Zesty Cole Slaw

Ingredients

  • 1 large cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup light oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine shredded cabbage, onion, pepper, and carrot in a mixing bowl. Top with sugar.
  2. Combine the vinegar, oil, dry mustard, celery seed, and salt in a sauce pan over medium heat. Bring to a brisk boil and then pour over cabbage.
  3. Refrigerate overnight and serve!
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Layered Barbecue in Mini Martini Glasses! Pizzazzerie.com

I hope you’re inspired to add a little fancy to your favorite comfort foods! Even just a cute serving dish can be all you need to “pretty up” that fave food!

Festive Backyard Baby-Q Bash!

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As a true Southerner, this Fall Backyard Baby-Q Bash spoke right to my heart! "I’ve thrown lots of showers, but this one holds a special place as it was for my sister and her husband," shared Christina Prusz of Le Partie Sugar. "My sister is more burgers and hot dogs and less crumpets and tea, which is how the idea for a Baby-Q started. The colors were inspired by their baby’s nursery: navy, … { read more }