Ultimate Independence Day Menu

Break out the stars and stripes, and get your grill fired up — it’s almost our beautiful country’s birthday! Celebrate America’s independence the best way we know how, with delicious food, outdoor fun, and quality family time.

Head outside with a drink or sparkler in hand, and check out our top picks for this year’s 4th of July menu. Happy birthday, America!

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Festive Starters

There’s no better way to get the USA love started than a lively and refreshing drink. Cherry Bomb Mimosas are gorgeous to look at and even more satisfying to sip. Combine pineapple juice and maraschino cherry juice into a flute. Top off with champagne, garnish the glass with a thick orange slice, and enjoy this deliciously tangy and sweet concoction. You can also get the party going with a variety of festive favorites, like Mermaid Lemonade and Red, White, and Boozy Shakes.

Bonus: For the wine devotees out there, a BBQ is the perfect time for a nice, cold glass. Chill your favorite whites until they’re ready to be consumed at your leisure! [3]

Once you’ve got the mood set with a nice glass of something tasty, whet your appetite with finger food. Barbecue Deviled Eggs puts a summer grilling spin on an appetizer classic. The yolk mixture in these bite-sized beauties consists of spicy Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and of course — savory smoked pork! Prepare for these delicious bites to disappear almost immediately.

The Main Meal for ‘Merica 

It’s time to put your grilling skills to the test! Grilled Chicken with Herbed Corn Salsa is a juicy and wildly flavorful dish that’s reminiscent of warm summer nights. [5] A crowd-pleaser for all, the chicken takes about 20 minutes to cook, and will absolutely melt in your mouth when smothered with sweet grilled corn and a creamy, vibrant herb sauce.

For the vegetarians and veggie-lovers out there, BBQ’s are a prime chance for you to spruce up your favorite healthy treats. This Cayenne Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Tomato Salad is light and scrumptious, and bursting with the nutritious flavors you love. Serve it as an appetizer, side dish, or the main course!

What could be better than food that’s both easy to make, and easy to eat? We think that adults should be able to have fun with their food too, especially on the warmest and most relaxing holiday of the year. Sausage-Pepper Kabobs combine unbelievably savory and smoky kielbasa with the charred sweetness of red and green peppers, the delightful tang of onions, and the satisfying hints of olive oil and oregano. We’re drooling just thinking about this heaven on a stick…

Pro tip: Each of these three incredible dishes can be grilled to maximum deliciousness with a free-standing Grill Cart from Wolf. [8] With six or eight grill burners and two side burners, this cart also comes with a rotisserie and rear burner that cooks without preheating. This portable outdoor kitchen is a must-have for your large summer gatherings.

And for those who opt to stay out of the sun, you’re not limited to bland food! Seared Flank Steak with Peach Ginger Salsa can be made indoors in a skillet (or on the grill). The flavorful marinade and complimentary taste-pairing of the salsa are just as wildly delicious and seasonal as anything you might throw on the grill. [9]

A Sweet Ending

We can’t let you end the night without at least one hit of edible red, white, and blue! Yes, Red White and Blue Brownie Pizza tastes just as incredible as it sounds. [10] This chocolatey, creamy, and fruity dessert is as close to perfection as anything can get. A brownie crust is covered with a cream-cheese frosting, and topped with blueberries and strawberries.

Get your culinary creativity flowing and celebrate with the most delicious desserts Independence Day has ever seen. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one after-dinner treat — mix it up for you and your guests with Firecracker Cake, Mixed Berry S’mores, or Buzzed Strawberry Bites! [11]

Before you set off the fireworks, make sure you’ve got your menu covered. After all, the most memorable holidays are the ones filled with delicious food, and a happy group of friends and family. Happy 4th of July!

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