From nonalcoholic cocktails to Fourth of July desserts, this month’s recipe roundup has a little something for everyone.

67 Recipes You Should Be Cooking This July
Victor Protasio

Has it been a while since you’ve thrown a Fourth of July party? Or, really, any party? Not to worry; we can help you with the all-important menu planning for any summer soirees you plan to throw this month. We’ve rounded up some favorite recipes to serve all day and evening long, from drinks and cocktails to cool off with during the heat of the day to celebratory desserts to enjoy with fireworks.

Greet your guests with a refreshing drink as soon as they arrive. A go-to for us is an easily-batched cocktail we call the party starter; with a watermelon base it’s summer in a glass. This one can easily be made nonalcoholic by omitting the hard liquor, but consider mixing up a big pitcher of strawberry lemonade, too, to be sure you’ve got something for everyone. (We’ve got even more booze-free cocktail ideas here.)

For Fourth of July, our party menu is as all-American as you can get: burgers, corn, potato salad, coleslaw, and pie. But in true Sunset style, we’ve given just about everything a little twist: The corn is cooked on the grill. So is the potato salad. Coleslaw is made with Napa cabbage and dressed with a deliciously creamy soy sauce.

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For dessert, we give cherry-blueberry pie a patriotic topper. It’s a star-spangled menu with all the fixings!

But don’t forget about red, white, and blue decorations. They’re not hard to find at the party superstore, but you could declare your independence from big boxes this year by making DIY multi-colored bunting.

Keep scrolling for all of the recipes we’ll be making this July. 



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