Sweet, Savory, and Salty Treats For Your Summer Holiday Celebration

Ready for your long holiday weekend?

We can hear you celebrating already.

Whether you’re hosting a big party with everyone you know or having a small gathering with a few good people, you’ll want to have some food and drinks around for your crowd to enjoy.

Get ready to spend some quality time with the ones you love and chow down on these handpicked drinks, desserts, and main courses that are sure to impress.

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Classic Lemonade

Everyone loves a nice glass of cold classic lemonade, and this recipe is sure to quench your thirst!

Fresh Blueberry and Mint Lemonade

In the mood for something a little different? This fresh blueberry and mint lemonade will have you feeling like summer will never end.

Summer Breeze

This one’s for the grown-ups. Taste pineapple, grapefruit juice, and mint with a splash of gin in this refreshing summer breeze cocktail.

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A Good Burger

A good get-together deserves to have great meat with great flavoring. Mediocre won’t cut it. When it comes to burgers, do it right and go with a good burger recipe.

Pesto Yogurt Roast Chicken

Finger lickin’ good: That’s what this recipe has written all over it. It’s tasty, savory, and meaty: perfect for outdoor gatherings.

Shrimp, Salmon, and Scallop Kebabs

In the mood for seafood? Taste the flavors of the sea! Go on and grill up some shrimp, salmon, and scallop kebabs for the weekend.

Sambal Chicken Skewers

Chicken that’s sweet, spicy, and crispy, served on a skewer? Yes, please.

Potato Salad

Not exactly the main course, but a special side dish that will have the crowd going for seconds or thirds if you do it right. Here’s a potato salad recipe your crowd won’t forget.

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Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

You can get a carton (or two…or three) of ice cream for your backyard bash. You could also make your own specialty ice cream. The choice is yours.

Floats and Milk Shakes

Keep the cold drinks coming! Floats and milk shakes are fun during any summer gathering.

Cucumber and Watermelon Popsicles

A sweet summer marriage: watermelon and cucumber. These popsicles are just too good to pass up.

Pimm’s Cup Popsicles

Getting an older crowd together? Here’s a popsicle recipe for the grown-ups.


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You’re ready to relax.

You want to be with your family. You want to spend time with your friends. And sometimes? You want to be alone with your thoughts, a gorgeous sunset, and a good drink in your hand.

When all is said and done, you can’t complain too much: You’ve got a good life.

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First photo source by Rob Bertholf (modified) 

Second photo source by Jen (modified)

Third photo source by Christian Kadluba (modified)