Holiday themed dishes are VERY enjoyable. Spending five hours on Pinterest looking for those recipes? Not so much… Well, OK, I’m not going to lie. That’s enjoyable too. But sometimes you don’t have five hours to spare and getting distracted and going down the internet wormhole of nail polish and summer hairstyles can be quite the time-suck. So let’s make life a bit easier, here are some of the best food and drink recipes Pinterest has to offer to help you celebrate the 4th of July.
4th of July Themed Drinks
4th of July Punch: Using fresh fruit, cranberry juice, orange juice, lime juice, pink lemonade, and club soda, this punch is sure to please the hot, thirsty masses.
Red, White, and Blue Drink: This creative layer drink looks deceptively easy. Using cranberry juice, blue Gatorade, and Diet 7-Up, you pour the liquids individually to create the layer effect. (Tears of frustration are not included with this recipe; however, after a few failed attempts, they might be included in your finished product.)
Red, White and Blue Jello Ice Cubes: Using holiday appropriate colors, freeze the prepared jello in ice cube trays and after 4 hours, pop them in your favorite lemon lime drink. An added bonus of these non-melting cubes is that you get to eat them once your drink is done.
Fruit Cubes: Using water; freeze raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries in ice cubes trays. Once frozen; pop them in a cool glass of water, lemonade, or lemon lime soda.
Bomb Pop Shots: Inspired by the popular popsicle treat, this is another layer drink that may or may not be easy to accomplish. It requires Sprite, lemon vodka and blue Curacao. Using ice, you mix the vodka and Sprite, then layer the liquids using a bar spoon.
Red, White, and Blue Sangria: Put a 4th of July twist on this classic summer beverage by adding blueberries and strawberries.
Watermelon Blueberry Coconut Daiquiri: If you’re good with a blender, this is for you. Using fresh watermelon, blueberries, and many different coconut concoctions, you can make the perfect drink to cool down.
4th of July Wine Sparklers: This simple wine spritzer is a breeze to prepare and complements a relaxing day outside with friends and family.
4th of July Themed Food
Blueberry Caprese Salad: Adding some 4th of July flair to a caprese salad is simple, toss in some blueberries and enjoy.
Loaded Baked Potato Salad: If you love potatoes, you can’t let this recipe slip by. It’s a bowl full of potatoey goodness.
Red, White, and Blue Pasta Salad: Retire that boring pasta salad this 4th of July, this recipe gives you step by step directions on how to successfully use food coloring to dye your pasta blue and red.
Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs: Enjoy this egg-cellent spin on the traditional deviled egg.
Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn: Corn on the cob is a must this summer; spice it up with this parmesan garlic spread.
Strawberry Cornbread: Simple to describe: strawberry+cornbread=strawberry cornbread
Patriotic Taco Salad: If you’re like me, you gravitate to all things taco, so this salad should be a big hit at your backyard party.
Firecracker Hot Dogs: A kid pleaser for sure, this explosive take on the hot dog will be a fast favorite.
Muffin Tin Cheeseburgers: Not all burgers have to be off the BBQ, these mini cheeseburgers would complement any 4th of July celebration.
Stars and Stripes Lasagna: Italian food doesn’t exactly fit into the backyard BBQ mold, but this festive dish will add some variety to your family event.
Marinated Greek Chicken Skewers: These Greek Chicken Skewers are a tasty change on the classic 4th of July kabob.
Patriotic Popcorn: Popcorn, marshmallows, M&Ms, and sprinkles. What more could you ask for?
Fruit Kabobs: Using berries and star marshmallows (those exist?!), these fruit kabobs will be easily devoured.
Red, White, and Blue Cupcake Cones: These are some of the tastiest cupcakes I have ever had. It’s a cupcake baked into an ice cream cone. Seriously yummy!
Ice Cream Sandwiches: If you are looking to cool down, try your ice cream between two cookies.