Red, white and blue are the colors everyone will be wearing and displaying on Thursday for the Fourth of July. It promises to be a long, fun-filled weekend with plenty of outdoor gatherings and backyard barbecues. HGTV is serving up a few fantastic recipes ideas including tasty meals, desserts and cocktails for the Fourth of July.
HGTV Fourth of July Food Ideas
When you get ideas from HGTV, any party is sure to be more special and memorable. HGTV offered some sensational selections for your Fourth of July outdoor barbecue or gathering.
Best Potato Salad – get the ultimate recipe for this Fourth of July favorite for the perfect accompaniment to burgers, hot dogs, chops and more.
Grilled Mexican Corn – everyone expects corn on the cob at a Fourth of July gathering but this recipes takes it to the next level. Serve flavorful corn on the cob with a Mexican flair including lime juice, spices and cotija cheese.
Tomato Burrata Crostini – are wonderful for guests to nibble on while they wait for the food to come off the grill. This HGTV pick includes heirloom tomatoes with cheese and toast. They are bite-sized and sure to keep guests happy while you prepare the other food.
Chile and Lime Roasted Cashews Recipe- is another way to give guests something to eat when they arrive. Add chile pepper and lime juice to cashews to bring them alive to anyone's palate.
Grilled Cumin Shrimp and Avocado Gazpacho – keep the Mexican feel alive during your Fourth of July celebration with this refreshing appetizer that including spicy shrimp.
Nacho Stuffed Potato Skins – you don't have to go to your favorite restaurant for fabulous potato skins with this recipe from HGTV. Make your own hearty potato skins and watch guests reach for more.
Bacon Beef Burgers – are a traditional favorite from the grill and taste just like summer with beef and ground bacon in the recipe.
Grilled Fruit Skewers – summertime is the best time to serve fresh fruit recipes such as these skewers with grilled fruit to dip in yogurt and ricotta mixtures.
Ropa Vieja Mini Tacos – are another finger food your guests will enjoy on Fourth of July. Best of all, this little tacos can be prepared ahead of time so you have more time to enjoy the Independence Day festivities.
HGTV Yummy Dessert Recipes for Fourth of July
No meal is complete without a dessert and guests expect a sweet treat after the main course. HGTV offered some tantalizing dessert recipes that are perfect for a Fourth of July gathering.
Patriotic Ice Pops – bring the red, white and blue to the table with chilly pops made with layers of blueberry, coconut and strawberry.
Frozen Clementine Sorbet – is sure to cool everyone off and looks amazing on your table because the peel of the fruit is used as the bowl.
Blue Velvet Cupcakes – bring to mind songs of yesterday and include patriotic coloring to make them ideal for Fourth of July.
Lemon Cupcakes – are a refreshing way to top off any Fourth of July celebration. This recipe from HGTV includes fluffy cupcakes with Limoncello butter cream frosting.
HGTV Fourth of July Cocktails and Drinks
No party is the same without unique cocktails and refreshing drinks. Get a few great ideas from HGTV that are sure to be pleasing to your Fourth of July barbecue guests.
Patriotic Panna Cotta Shooters – include blue Curacao and grenadine for a patriotic that is sure to tempt all your adult guests.
Spiked S'mores Pie Recipe – while this is a dessert, it can also land on the cocktail list because the pie has a distinctive flavor thanks to the use of bourbon in the recipe.
Cardamom Berry Smash – is an exotic cocktail that including cardamom syrup, botanicals of gin and fresh blackberries.
Hop Skin and Go Naked Punch – might give your Fourth of July barbecue guests ideas about skinny dipping after they drink this fantastic beer punch.
Pom-Berry Bellini – is a cocktail that adds elegance to your Fourth of July table. It can be served with sparkling wine or make with non-alcoholic cider for guest who prefer not to imbibe.
Texican Tailgate Cocoa Freeze Cocktail – is the perfect way to bring the rich flavor of hot chocolate to Fourth of July without all the heat. This frozen concoction is sure to please your most discerning chocolate lovers.
HGTV offers the ultimate recipe and decorating ideas for Fourth of July and all the other notable occasions during the year. To get the recipes for these Fourth of July delights, visit the HGTV website.
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