It’s that time of the year again; summer's begun and so has the festivities. With the 4th of July approaching rapidly we’ve compiled a list of fresh drinks, finger food, and festive centerpieces that are sure to spike up your day. From shakes to cocktails to decorations, we’ve got everything you need to make your holiday memorable.
Red, White and Boozy Shakes: You can find this recipe at Delish.
6 scoops of vanilla ice cream
6 tablespoons of milk, divided
1 oz curacao
1 oz vodka
3 scoops of raspberry sorbet
1 oz raspberry vodka
Red, white, and blue sprinkles for garnish
Blueberry Coconut Sparkler: For all you coconut lovers, this is the perfect drink for your 4th of July holiday. Get the recipe from Spiced.
3 cups of fresh blueberries
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
½ cup coconut rum
2 ½ cups of ginger ale
Optional coconut flakes (for rim)
Blue Pina Colada Party Punch: This virgin drink is great for all ages. Get the recipe at Wishes and Dishes.
1- two liter bottle of sprite or other lemon-lime soda
cherries, for garnish (optional)
Blueberry Strawberry Mojito: Two fruits is better than one! This refreshing drink brings out all the colors of the holiday: red, white, and blue. Get full recipe from Well Plated.
3 tablespoons fresh blueberries, plus additional for garnish
2 fresh strawberries, diced, plus additional for garnish
10-15 fresh mint leaves (a small handful), plus additional for garnish
1/2 medium lime, juiced (about 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice)
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 ounces white rum
3 Finger Foods
1. Red, White, and Blue Granola Parfait
Healthy, Festive, and Easy. This parfait will bring all the colors of this holiday to light. Options for different fruits to include are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and, blackberries for those who do not like blueberries.
2. Cherry Pie Cookies
This touch of cherries on top of a sugar cookie give more flavor and festivity to this yummy treat. Add a drizzle of caramel on the cookies for an extra kick.
3. Caprese Tomato Bites
This refreshing lunch appetizer is great for all ages. Scoop out the inside of a cherry tomato and add the mozzarella on top. This healthy option is sure to attract guests.
Here are some unique designs that we have come up for you to replicate during your upcoming holiday. An easy way to make your centerpiece stand out is by adding the American flag to accent the flowers. We used blue and white vases to add as much red, white and blue as possible for the holidays. Using simple but elegant flowers such as peonies, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Begonias plants, you can bring some festive colors to the table.
1 Final Celebration
Finish off your night in a fun and traditional way: fireworks!! There are many places around Austin where you can go out to see fireworks such as Austin Country Club, Lakeway, and Downtown Austin. You can also buy some small and fun sparklers for all ages to do outside.