A Festive July 4th: Red, White and Blue Menu

PHOTO: This red white and blue shooter is a drink specially made for the Fourth of July celebrations at Hudson Terrace in New York City.
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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.

Hudson Terrace

PHOTO: This red white and blue shooter is a drink specially made for the Fourth of July celebrations at Hudson Terrace in New York City.
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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.


PHOTO: Lavo's Limonata Azzura higball cocktail is seen here.
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Limonata Azzura

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
6-7 blueberries

Mix together vodka and lemonade. Garnish with blueberries.

Recipe courtesy Lavo.


PHOTO: The Warm Feta Salad from Kefi restaurant is a perfect summer salad for the fourth of July weekend.
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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.


PHOTO: Asselina's Shrimp and blueberry pizza is seen here with their signature blackberry bramble.
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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
9 blueberries
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.


PHOTO: Abboccato?s branzino with salsa verde and marinated artichokes is shown here.

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.


PHOTO: The Strawberry Shortcake featured at Catch is seen here.
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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.

David Burke Kitchen

PHOTO: David Burke's Kitchen is featuring a special Fourth of July ice cream sundae, made with grilled pineapples, strawberries and homemade ice cream.
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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.

Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel

PHOTO: The Kimberly Hotel in New York City is offering a special Rainbow ice cream cake just in time for fourth of July week.
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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.

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