Mix and match July 4 party menu
Treat the gang to easy cocktails, perfect grilled dishes, our best sides, and star-spangled dessert
This refreshing watermelon cocktail is a pure taste of summer. For a nonalcoholic version, skip the tequila and add a little water to help blend the mixture.
While adults enjoy a refreshing Lime Rickey (pictured), the kids will love the flavor and color of our non-alcoholic Fire-Engine Red Cranberry-Raspberry Spritzers. If they prefer a spritzer on the sweet side, use lemon-lime soda; add mineral water or soda just before serving.
Recipe: Lime Rickey
Short on time? Whip up this crowd-pleasing appetizer in just 25 minutes. Shrimp with lemon, parsley, and garlic echoes classic shrimp scampi, but here it's a cooling salad.
What's more all-American than enjoying a big, juicy burger on the Fourth of July? Enjoy our delicious burgers in six variations, from classic plain, to green chile cheese, to spicy tomato.
Recipes: The perfect burger, 6 ways
Meat isn't the only thing that belongs on a stick at a summer BBQ. You’ll need 32 bamboo skewers (each 8 in.); there’s no need to soak them before they go on the grill, because they won’t char with such a short cooking time.