Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means celebrations filled with fireworks, family, fun, and FOOD! When it comes to 4th of July recipes, you typically think of grilled meat, fresh fruit, and a multitude of “salads” (potato, pasta, etc). While we know everybody loves those foods, we wanted to showcase some less traditional, more elevated, patriotic recipes that will really make your food stand out (whether at the neighborhood gathering, family function, or even your red-white-and-blue wedding). Check out our favorite 13 best 4th of July recipes!
Start the holiday meal off with light, fresh, and delicious summer ingredients, and get your guests craving the other 4th of July recipes you have in store.
|Tomato Watermelon Gazpacho with Pistachios and Basil Oil||Summer Garden Whipped White Bean Dip||Tomato, Salami and Chunky Arugula-Basil Pesto Bruschetta|
Mains & Sides
The main event (or those accompanying it) don’t have to be the same ole, same ole. However if you crave those classics, but want to give them a twist, try some of these amazing 4th of July recipes to kick it up a bit!
Fresh fruit is great for any patriotic sweet treat, but if you can elevate it a little more, that can make it even more appealing! There are plenty of great dessert 4th of July recipes to choose from, but these are some of the most mouth-watering we could find (and easy to pass out and eat in a party setting)!
|Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes, cause what’s more American than apple pie?! Add red, white, and blue decorations to really bump this into a real 4th of July recipe!||Cheesecake that’s bite-sized, in the colors of the holiday, and filled in with fresh summery fruits makes for a perfect patriotic recipe for a dessert!||A frozen treat on a hot summer day, in true 4th of July colors, make this popsicle a great dessert for kids and adults alike!|
What’s a true American celebration without some spirits to liven it up? There are plenty of amazingly delicious cocktails out there, but these are our favorite liquid patriotic recipes (and they’ve got the red, white, and blue to prove it).
Fruity rosé, Grand Marnier, and bourbon mixed with some oj, cherries, blueberries, and more make for a tasty summer-time Sangria!
This super simple Martini mixes vodka, triple sec, and curacao for a delicious treat!
Your Denver special events planner Blue Linden wants to wish you and yours a wonderfully happy 4th of July – and we hope you use one or two of these awesome recipes to celebrate America! Tell us if you do by using the social media buttons below!