the 4th of JULY


From cool summer cocktails to easy make-ahead desserts, these red, white, and blue recipes are great for any cookout, and perfect for celebrating Independence Day! 

Kick the festivities off with these fresh blackberry mint mimosas. They're fruity, light, and bubbly, perfect for a warm summer day.

Or, try another spin on a classic summer cocktail with this easy strawberry mojito recipe. Made with fresh strawberries and lime, it's crisp, fizzy, and easy-drinking.

As the night carries on, the drinks get classier! This raspberry limoncello cocktail makes for the ultimate summer martini, but if you like your drinks on the lighter side, it can also be served long.

When it comes time for dessert, don't pass up on this blueberry peach cobbler. Topped with buttery pie crust stars, it's as patriotic as a cobbler can get!

Or, try an easier spin on pie with this mixed berry galette. It has a flaky pie crust, a sweet cream cheese filling, and loads of juicy summer berries.

You can't have pie without ice cream! This blackberry cheesecake ice cream is swirled with fresh summer berries and graham cracker crumbles. If you have an ice cream maker, it's easy to make!

Want something simple and portable?! Try these strawberry oatmeal crumb bars. With a buttery crust and fresh strawberry filling, they have all the flavor of a fruit crumble, in easy grab-and-go form.

Looking for a light and fresh 4th of July dessert? Cheesecake in a jar is the way to go. There's no baking required - just a simple cheesecake filling, fresh berries, and an easy graham cracker topping.

Here's another easy, no-bake dessert for July 4th. These strawberry cheesecake parfaits are made with Greek yogurt for a slightly healthier twist. They're perfect to make ahead too!

If you're all about the classic desserts, try these red velvet cupcakes. They're tender and moist, with just enough chocolate flavor and a tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting on top.

Firing up the grill for a July 4th barbecue? Use it for dessert too! Grill individual slices of this sour cream pound cake with fresh pineapple or peaches for a true summer-ready dessert.

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