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4th of July Menu Ideas

Taking inspiration from traditional favorites, this 4th of July menu is full of fresh ideas that are simple to make and destined to be crowd pleasers at your next BBQ.

Whether you try all of our grown-up recipes, or just a few of the cocktails, your party is sure to get an extra-special touch with these menu options.

  • Bright, tart and refreshing, this American sunset summer cocktail makes for the perfect drink while watching the fireworks.

  • Move over Long Island, there's a new tea cocktail in town. An iced tea drink inspired by the four corners of southwest America is just as refreshing when served as a mocktail.  

  • Red, white and blue lemonade makes a crowd-pleasing mocktail, and when you add a splash of vodka, you have an irresistible summer cocktail for the adults.

  • This Southern Sparkler cocktail is bubbly with a hint of smokiness, which is why we love serving it at our summer barbeques.

  • Forget the typical strawberry flavor, our sweet and tart Watermelon Margarita is destined to be the new summer favorite.  

  • Avoid the hassle of cutlery this BBQ season with these single serving salads. Topped with bacon and Parmesan cheese, you've got a hit on your hands with this easy salad recipe.

  • Potato chips may be popular BBQ treats, but our Pesto Flat Bread Crisps offer your guests a healthy option to party nibbles.  We love the crunch these bread bites make!

  • Sweet, crunchy and with just the right amount of salt, our homemade sweet potato fries are irresistible to any party guest. Easy to make, tasty to eat and pretty to look at, we doubt your summer party menu is complete without these sweet potato fries.

  • Beef, chicken, tuna, turkey and veggie burgers are great, but did you ever try a venison burger? Our recipe for a Venison Bacon Bleu Cheese burger is a mouthful to say and will have you cramming your mouth full, too - this gourmet burger is really delicious and unlike any other burger recipe usually served at a summer bbq.

  • Merlot soaked cherries are sweet, tart and tangy. Best of all, they couldn't be easier to make - read how here!

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