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When it comes to July 4th, we have some really fabulous recipes for you. These are all tested and given a thumbs way up from each of us, as we all like to relax, eat and drink on Independence Day, just like everyone else. These are proven winners!

Easy July 4th Recipes

COCKTAILS

To start with, we have two new recipes for a festive punch. We turned to our friends at RED Spirits & Wine for a pair of recipes that are both easy to make and are served by the pitcher or the punch bowl, giving you more time to grill, talk and relax. We’ve tried them both and had a little too much … but we didn’t need to drive anywhere! Super tasty.

Blueberry punch recipe is our Independence Day Punch this July 4th!

GRAND OLE FLAG, recipe by RED Spirits & Wine

GRAND OLE FLAG

RED Spirits & Wine
This punch is easy to make and big on flavor, as well as being pretty with a fun garnish
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail Punch
Servings 15

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces Four Roses bourbon
  • 12 ounces blackberry brandy
  • 8 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 12 ounces water
  • 6 ounces simple syrup You can make this easily with a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar. You can bring to a boil and cool. If you make it with powered sugar, it's super fast to get your syrup, as the powered sugar dissolves so quickly.
  • 4 cups of ice
  • Blueberries for garnish
  • Red wine

Instructions
 

  • Mix all of the ingredients in a punch bowl.
  • Pour into cups filled with ice.
  • Float 1 ounce of red wine on top
  • Blueberry garnish (Put 3 or 4 blueberries on each toothpick and then take two toothpicks, with blueberries on them, and poke them together into one long garnish. You can be more festive by using those flag toothpicks!)
  • NOTE: Because this cocktail is stronger, you'll need more ice and less volume to keep your guests in line! Very tasty.
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Easy Fizzy Rum punch recipe: INDEPENDENCE DAY PUNCH by RED Spirits & Wine

INDEPENDENCE DAY PUNCH by RED Spirits & Wine

INDEPENDENCE DAY PUNCH

RED Spirits & Wine
This is a tasty, as well as pretty, cocktail with lots of WOW appeal.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktail Punch
Servings 15

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle 750 ml white rum
  • 1 bottle 750 ml gold rum
  • 4 ounces grenadine
  • 2 ounces Rose's lime juice
  • 16 ounces pineapple juice
  • 16 ounces orange juice
  • 8 cups of ice
  • Top with one bottle of Prosecco
  • Orange slices for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Combine all of the ingredients except the Prosecco in a pitcher or punch bowl. Add a bottle of Prosecco. Garnish each glass with an orange slice.
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APPETIZERS

Here are three appetizers that are some of our favorites from throughout the past six years at StyleBlueprint.

Healthy 7 Later Dip

This 7-layer dip is a healthy spin on a popular treat and perfect for a gathering. Click here for the recipe.

watermelon salsa for July 4th

A red, white and blue salsa that is big on flavor | Click here for the recipe.

July 4th Easy and Quick Appetizer: Just take big wooden toothpicks and thread on little tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls. Serve on blue plates with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and shredded basil.

No recipe needed: Just take big wooden toothpicks and thread on little tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls. Serve on blue plates with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and shredded basil.

SIDES

Some people just want the sides and bypass the ribs, burgers and chicken. If this is you, any of these makes an amazing main course. For others, each works well with traditional July 4 fare.

Mexican Street Corn Recipe

When you really want Mexican street corn, this is your recipe: click here.

Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad

Tomato, mozzarella and avocado salad | Yee haw! So good. Click here for the recipe.

Swiss Chard Salad

Easy Swiss chard salad to fill your veggie quota|! Click here for the recipe.

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North Carolina corn cakes: gluten-free, filling and fabulous | Click here for the recipe.

Spciy Cole Slaw

Super easy, this spicy coleslaw will wow with few ingredients: Click here for the recipe.

Bacon Potato Salad for July 4th

Take your potato salad up a notch with BACON! Click here for the recipe.

Tomato watermelon salad for July 4th

Tomato, watermelon, blueberry, feta, almond, arugula and fresh herbs | Click here for the recipe.

The Best Baked Beans for July 4th -- Really, they are the BEST!

Minnesota Baked Beans: THE BEST BAKED BEANS EVER | Click here for the recipe.

THE MEAT

Whether you want to grill, bake or fry, these recipes are all write-to-your-mama fabulous!

Easy ribs with big taste. What more can one ask for?!

Easy ribs with big taste –what more can one ask for?! Click here for the recipe.

Baked bbq chicken (no need for a grill and big flavor).

Baked BBQ chicken (no need for a grill and big on flavor) | Click here for the recipe.

Best Fried Chicken Recipe EVER. By Art Smith

Art Smith’s amazing buttermilk fried chicken recipe is one is worth the extra effort. Click here for the recipe.

DESSERT

These two desserts are easy and make an all-American ending to the day’s meal.

Get some cupcakes and decorate them with blueberries, strawberries and coconut.

Get some cupcakes and decorate them with blueberries, strawberries and coconut to make for a patriotic display.

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Salty and sweet, each cookie will leave you fully satisfied. Click here for the recipe.

Now, go enjoy yourself!

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