America’s traditional colors are red, white and blue, and you can take your Fourth of July picnic, barbeque or pool party to the next level by serving Independence Day themed cuisine! All of these easy-to-make treats contain red, white and blue foods, which taste great and are sure to please.
Classic Flag Cake
The king of Fourth of July themed foods, no Independence Day party is complete without a flag cake! The classic flag cake is a rectangular sheet cake with white frosting, strawberry stripes and blueberry stars. But many varieties can be made with different fruits, frostings, or Jell-O. We once saw a “hidden flag” cake that looked plain from the outside, but was made from stacked, colored layers. Once the cake was cut, the slices resembled Old Glory. Get creative and add candy, sparkler candles or fillings and celebrate away!
Red White and Bleu Burgers
Burgers are a staple at Fourth of July barbeques, and this red, white and bleu cheese version only ups the patriotic appeal. After grilling your red meat burger to perfection, place it on a fluffy white bun. Add tomatoes, onions, bacon, ketchup and finally bleu cheese for a festive bite.
Adults can celebrate the Fourth with festive colored cocktails. Invent your signature Independence Day drink using fruit juices such as cranberry or pomegranate and alcohols like as white wine or blue Curacao. Another fun tip: use Pop Rocks to line the glass rim to create a firecracker in guests’ mouths!
Fire up the grill and let guests create their favorite kabobs using an array of red, white and blue ingredients. Provide cherry tomatoes, red peppers, red meat, chicken, scallops, cauliflower, onions, potatoes, mushrooms, white and blue corn and blue skin potatoes.
Blue Corn Chips and Salsa
Crisp and refreshing, homemade tomato salsa is perfect for an outdoor summer party. Add blue corn chips, a dollop of sour cream and as much spice as you like to heat up the celebration. CLICK HERE to check out the rest of the list!