Food, Family, Fourth of July, and Fireworks. The four best F words ever! Fourth of July and fireworks will come on their own and hopefully, your family isn’t too far away either. Therefore, that only leaves one word to worry about…FOOD. Whether you’ve named yourself a 5-star chef and just need some inspiration or one of America’s worst cooks and require a whole recipe, we’re here to help!
- Dazzling Drinks
All you need is blend 4 cups of chopped watermelon with 1.5 cups of lemonade. Then, add half a cup of sugar and 6 cups of water and you’re set to go!
Sometimes setting up a holiday party can be a bit chaotic and you may just need a little drink to take the edge off. For this one, combine 3 cups of ice with a cup of grenadine for the bottom layer, 3 cups of ice with 1/2 cup of vodka and 1/2 cup of lemonade for the middle layer, and then 3 cups of ice with a cup of blue curacao for the top layer!
Iced Sports Drink
If you’re feeling stressed and making fancy drinks is too much pressure for you, simply go buy some Gatorade or Powerade. You can easily find them in red, white, and blue colors and then just fill a cup with ice and pour it straight from the bottle!
Fruit Infused Water
This is another easy drink to make especially if you’re short for time. Just grab a pitcher, fill it with water, and then add some fruit to give it that fresh flavor. You can pick any kind of fruit like pineapple, honeydew, watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, or whatever else you like!
- Devilish Desserts
Classic Vanilla Cupcakes
This one is super easy and can be tailored to various cooking levels. You can either grab some box cake mix and icing from the store or find a made-from-scratch recipe online. Then once all the baking is done, just dash some festive sprinkles on top and your good to go!
Another easy-to-do dessert that you can make simple by just using store-bought brownie mix or jazz it up by making them from scratch. Then you can make them sparkle with various red, white, and blue toppings like peanuts, strawberries, blueberries, and more!
If homemade things aren’t your thing, you can easily go by the store and buy those classic bomb pops. However, if you want to try and tackle some homemade pops, we promise it’s not too difficult. Start by making some sugar water (boil 3 cups of water with 1 1/4 cups of sugar). For the red layer, blend 3/4 cup of sugar water with 1 cup of chopped watermelon. For the mix 1 cup of sugar water with 1 cup of coconut milk and 1/4 teaspoon of coconut extract. Finally, for the blue layer, mix 2 cups of sugar water, 2 teaspoons of raspberry extract, and add a few drops of blue food coloring. Then just pour your mixtures into a popsicle mold but remember to freeze each layer before adding the next so they don’t blend!
Simple Sugar Cookies
This is a fun one to make with the kids. Either buy some premade sugar cookies and icing or make them from scratch. After that, all you have to do is let your creativity flow and have fun decorating your delicious cookies in red, white, and blue!