Tasty Fourth of July Recipes



Firecracker Shrimp

½ cup ketchup
¼ cup chili sauce

2 Tbsp. fresh horseradish

Squeeze of lemon

Dash of Tabasco ®

Place cooked peeled and deveined shrimp on a platter with crushed ice covered with leafy green lettuce leaves to keep shrimp cold.  Place bowl of firecracker sauce in center and enjoy.  Place a small bowl to the side where guests can deposit the shrimp tails.

Red White and Blue Burgers
Make small burgers with your favorite lean beef.  Place on top of a small bun and cover with a slice of blue cheese and roma tomato.  Make several without toppings for guests that don't like blue cheese.  Set the top of the bun on the side so your guests know which is with and without the cheese.

Bomb pops
Serve in an ice bowl with plastic cups to hold the pops for easy grabbing.

Red White and Blue Parfaits
In the bottom of a parfait glass place a piece of pound cake.  Then layer the following in order: Blueberries, whipped cream, and top with raspberries.


Summer Sparklers
In glasses of Korbel® champagne add the following to serve colorful sparklers:  cranberry or pomegranate juice, Blue Curacao, melon liquor.

Roman candle
In a champagne flute add 4 oz. Korbel with 1 oz Tuaca® and add dried cranberries.  The cranberries will go up and down in the glass emulating the Roman candle.  Also note that Tuaca is from Italy which also derives its name.

Watermelon Chiller
1.5 oz. Finlandia® Tangerine Vodka
3 oz. watermelon puree
1 oz. lemonade
Shake and strain the above into rocks glass with ice.
Note: You can make watermelon ice cubes by freezing some of the puree.

Southern Comfort® Ready to Serve
(Just pour over ice)

Southern Comfort Sweet Tea
Pour into a glass jar and garnish with lemon

Stars and Stripes Sangria
In a pitcher add:

1- 750 ml bottle of Fetzer® merlot
3 oz. Chambord®
3 Tbsp. sugar
Juice of two oranges

Add cut star fruit and zest strips of oranges and lemons (make zest strips with a channel knife and cut into 3 inch strips).

Chill the above and serve over the rocks with a splash of club soda.

Garnish with star fruit and several zest strips.

Alcohol-free Hurricane
3 oz. lemon-lime soda
½ oz. Grenadine®
½ oz. pomegranate juice

Alcohol-free Teas:

Peach Iced Tea
4 oz. iced tea
1 oz. peach nectar or peach syrup

Raspberry Tea
4 oz. iced tea
1 oz. raspberry syrup

Habanero Lime Tea
4 oz. iced tea
1 oz. Habanero Lime syrup