We have rounded up some of our best Christmas canapé (and a bonus cocktail!) recipes from around the web so you didn’t have to! Delve into the culinary world this festive season. Anything that can be eaten in one bite (maybe two) is good enough for us and we hope it will be for you too!

Smoke Salmon & Quinoa Biscuits

Bruno Loubet‘s whole wheat and quinoa biscuit with smoked salmon for Great British Chefs website is just the eye-pleaser and tastebud tempter that we were looking for. The elegant look of the canapé does not compromise on its simplicity and we just can’t wait to add it to the buffet.

You’ll need the following ingredients and follow this recipe.

  • 200g Sliced Smoked Salmon
  • 90g Wholemeal flour
  • 70g Plain flour
  • 40g  Quinoa flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/3 tsp Flaky sea salt
  • 40g Solid refined coconut oil (keep refrigerated)
  • 110ml Oat milk
  • 1/2 tsp Cider vinegar
  • soft herbs, of your choice and sour cream

smoked salmon canape
Photo credit: www.greatbritishchefs.com

Courgette Bites

Aesthetically pleasing and easy to eat, this canapé is our favourite vegan option for the holidays. Discovered on Debra Klein’s website are lower in calories making it a lovely health-conscious option for your canapés menu.

You’ll need the following ingredients and follow this recipe.

  • 2 Large zucchini
  • 1/4 Cup marinara sauce*
  • 1/4 Cup pesto

Vegan Parmesan:

  • 2 tbs Hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp Nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp Dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Coarse sea salt

courgette bites
Photo credit: www.debraklein.com

Cocktail Eggs

Sara Buenfeld from BBC Good Food has aced this easy recipe which involves near to no amount of cooking time and prep work. A great twist on your traditional deviled eggs, you’ll be able to make one sort with our beloved smoked salmon, and another with chorizo crumbs. It is a clear winner for anyone who likes a fresh, tasty bite this Christmas.

You’ll need the following ingredients and follow this recipe.

  • 12 Medium eggs
  • 6 tbsp Organic Yoghurt
  • 2 tsp English mustard
  • 2 tbsp Finely chopped parsley
  • For the salmon eggs: 50g smoked salmon + sprigs of fresh dill
  • For the chorizo crumb eggs: 25g chorizo , skin removed and finely chopped

stuffed eggs
Photo credit: www.bbcgoodfood.com

G&T Squares

Olive Magazine‘s Gin and tonic traybake squares are one of the sweeter things in life. Not a fan of your traditional Christmas cake? Then we definitely recommend this to wrap up the party which is perhaps just as boozy.

The recipe doesn’t require a lot of technique so it’s great to whisk up last minute as it takes just about 1 hour to make (excluding cooling time) and is a raver for gin fans out there.

You’ll need the following ingredients and follow this recipe.

  • 200g Unsalted butter (softened)
  • 200g + 2 tbsp Golden caster sugar 
  • 4 Eggs
  • 200g Plain flour 
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 6 tbsp Gin
  • 1 Zested and juiced lemon
  • tonic water 2 tbsp

Christmas desert canape
Photo credit: www.olivemagazine.com

My Treasure Cocktail

And to accompany all these delicious bites make sure you remember your three Cs: Christmas Champagne Cocktail. December must be the only month in the year where it is acceptable to find more bottles of bubbles than Fiji water in the fridge so we have opted for the cocktail named Mon Tresor, translated from French to say ‘My Treasure’ and we felt it was quite fitting for the holiday season. A twist on the classic Mimosa and created in Mayfair’s iconic Park Chinois restaurant, you’ll find it’s a cocktail bursting of fruity tones.

You’ll need the following ingredients and follow the recipe found on this page.

  • 2 tsp Seville orange marmalade
  • 2 Raspberries
  • 50ml Orange juice
  • 3 drops Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate
  • Topped with Champagne

Christmas Cocktail
Photo credit: GettyImages

Enjoy and make sure you share your creations by tagging us on Instagram @Buckingham_Lloyds!

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Published 22nd December 2021
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