Celebrate the Fourth with a bang with these red, white or blue foods. They're guaranteed to kick-start your summer into high gear with bright colors and fresh flavors.
From adults-only cocktails to kid-friendly sundaes, we offer the perfect foods or drinks for watching the fireworks. Mix and match the recipes to create a festive menu that's tasty and patriotic to boot.
|The Star Spangled Shooter|
Kick off your holiday with this shooter just for grown ups from Hudson Terrace. It's a sweet, festive way to get the party started. If you're in the New York area, be sure to check out Hudson Terrace's firework viewing party complete with barbecue fare and open bar.
1 oz Vision vodka
1/4 oz Blue Curacao
1/4 oz Grenadine
Whipped cream for garnish
Chill and strain Vision Vodka & Blue Curacao into a shot glass. Sink Grenadine into the shot glass. Top with Whipped Cream - enjoy!
Recipe courtesy Hudson Terrace.
You won't be able to pass up this adults-only refreshment. The tart lemons and sweet blueberries are a welcome match for a hot summer day.
1.5 oz Stoli Bluberi
3.5 oz fresh homemade lemonade
Mix together vodka and lemonade. Garnish with blueberries.
Recipe courtesy Lavo.
This bright red and white salad from Kefi can be a delicious first course or use it as a topping on grilled chicken or steak.
|White Shrimp Pizza with Carmelized Onions and Blueberries|
Think blueberries are just for dessert? Think again- they make a wonderful topping on this pizza. When cooked, the blueberries are less sweet and complement the shrimp well. It's the ultimate summertime pizza.
5 oz stretched round pizza dough
¼ cup cleaned split shrimp
¼ cup caramelized white onions
2 tbs. sliced dried tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella
Salt and pepper
Top the pizza dough with mozzarella, shrimp, caramelized onions, blueberries and dried tomatoes. Add salt and pepper, then bake at 550 degrees. Cut the pizza into 8 slices and serve.
Recipe courtesy Asellina.
This delicate white fish is a light and fresh main dish. The marinated artichokes, roasted garlic and salsa verde add a bright boost of flavor perfect for an al fresco meal.
Seasonal strawberries add a sweet and tart flavor to this stunning dessert. The shortbread biscuit, made with yogurt, is incredibly moist. Mascarpone filling adds a light and tangy twist to the sweet and tart strawberries.
Watch the fireworks and dig into this sweet and tart sundae from David Burke Kitchen. This sweet treat features hot bourbon-sauteed pineapple and cold ice cream for a dish that elevates the senses.
This layered white chocolate cake from Upstairs at the Kimberly is a sweet way to end the night. It's easy to make this dish ahead of time to serve to guests. Garnish with a side of fresh cherries or blueberries and top with whipped cream.