Fourth of July has been one of American's favorite holidays for many reasons, the great weather, the good food, a day off work- what's not to love?! Everything is decorated with red, white & blue; clothes, food, drinks, etc. If you're drawing a blank for a fun idea for a snack or drink to take along to the Fourth of July party you're attending, we're here to help! Check out our 10 favorite red, white & blue food and drinks!
4th Of July Bomb Pop
The key to created a color stacked drink is to pour based on the amount of sugar that is in the ingredients - check out the sugar level for the 3 mixers you use and pour from the highest sugar content to lowest.
Red Fruit Punch (Cranberry Juice works too!)
By using diet soda, it makes it a little easier to separate the different colored drinks. Adding ice? The best time to add the ice is after you've added the second layer and before you've added the third layer.
2 oz Bacardi Razz Rum (Mix w/ Grenadine)
2 oz Lemonade
2 oz Blue Curaco
You can use any clear alcohol you choose to mix with grenadine, we prefer rum but you might not! Try vodka or a Smirnoff Ice drink as the alcoholic mixer!
Sparkling Red, White & Blue Sangria
Sangria is one of the easiest drinks to make, throw everything together when you've got free time and let it sit in the refrigerator until it's party time.
1 Bottle Dry White Wine
1 Bottle Champagne OR Sparkling White Wine
2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
1 Cup Fresh Raspberries
1 Cup Apple Juice OR White Grape Juice
1 LB Fresh Strawberries
3-4 Granny Smith Apples OR Pears OR Pineapple
- 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
- 2 Tsp Vinegar
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Dry Mustard
- Dash of Pepper
- Dash of Onion Powder
- Paprika (For Dusting)
While the cookie crust is baking, whip the cream cheese for 2-3 minutes on high until it is smooth. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until it becomes stiff and peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese and add in the powdered sugar and lemon zest. Mix well until it's smooth and creamy. Cover and let it chill in the refrigerator.
Remove the cookie crust from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes. You can place it in the refrigerator so it chills quicker. Once it's cool, spread the icing over the entire crust. Decorate the pizza with circles of alternating strawberries and blueberries, whatever design you desire. Serve immediately. Cover and save the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days.
1 LB Ground Beef (or vegetarian crumble)
2 Cans Refried Beans
1/4 Cup Salsa
1 Package Taco Seasoning
4 Cups Shredded Lettuce
1/2 Cup Olives, Sliced Lengthwise
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2-3 Cups Cherry Tomatoes
In a large skillet, cook beef over a medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain off any extra grease. Next, stir in the water, salsa and taco seasoning. Bring to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes, or until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Place refried beans in a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Next spread beef evenly over the top of chips.
Cover beef with a layer of lettuce.
Arrange olive slices together in the upper left corner to form stars. For the stripes, alternate tomatoes and cheese.
Red, White & Blue Cake Balls
1 Box Cake Mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1 Container (12 oz) Whipped Frosting
1 Bag (14 oz) Candy Melts
1 Teaspoon Shortening
Red & Blue Food Dye
Craft Sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)
Use one box of white vanilla cake and mixed it according to the directions on the back. Once mixed, separate it into 3 equal parts and added food coloring for the red and blue.
Next, put the mix into a cupcake tin and cook according to directions.
Set aside and let cool. Once the cupcakes are cooled, crumble them (separately) and take out any pieces that may have turned brown while baking.
For the icing, use regular white vanilla. It is always best to start with adding a little icing at a time because you can always add more if needed. Mix food coloring into icing and add to crumbled cake mix and stir until evenly blended.
Take a small amount of each color, one by one and create little rectangles. It is important to do these one by one so the colors don't mix. When you have one of each color, shape into a ball. Put completed balls into the freezer.
Melt candy melts in microwave.
Once they are slightly firm, get the shape how you want insert stick - then dip into the coating and cover completely. Set them aside to harden and add sprinkles after the coating has had a little bit to set.