We’ve put together a menu of amazing recipes that will delight your guests at the summer outdoor party – from craft cocktails to dessert in a jar.
As long as the food and drinks are out, the party continues. That’s what we’ve come to believe in our endless hunger for delicious bites and sips. With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning festive menus and meals for Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July and those cozy weekend gatherings that don’t require an occasion. special.
Without further ado, here is a menu of recipes featured under our Food & Drink tab that will have your guests asking for a return invite after the fact.
Cocktail: Pendleton’s Salvation
Pendleton Whiskey offered fans and readers a patriotic cocktail recipe. It will give you the perfect mix to cheer on your friends, family, country and all those who protect us. Get the recipe.
Cocktail: Watermelon Basil Punch
Tequila Avión shared this recipe for a watermelon punch that acts as both a centerpiece and a thirst quencher. Get the recipe.
Bites: Spiced Cashews with Garam Masala
An unusual spice taste can get people talking and nibbling when they start sipping. Get the recipe.
Entree: Bacon Wrapped Torpedoes
Turn up the bite-size game with this brilliant combo of bacon, jalapeños, cream cheese and more. The recipe is courtesy of Ten50 BBQ. Get it here.
Bread: Navajo Fancy Magic Bread
A recipe from food blogger Alana Yazzie is frying bread, cookies or tortillas, depending on the instructions you follow. Get the recipe.
Salad: Corn Salad “Elote”
It’s not the healthiest salad, but is it really a problem at a party? Dallas restaurant Second Floor Kitchen knows the answer is no. Get the recipe.
Entree: Dean Fearing Smoked Brisket
An acclaimed pioneer of new Southwestern cuisine, Fearing shares recipes for many of his signature dishes and contemporary versions of tried-and-true Lone Star staples in The Texas Culinary Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics. Test your pitmaster skills with the master brisket recipe.
Dessert: “Naner Pudding” by Kent Rollins
Kent Rollins is one of the undisputed kings of the chuckwagon kitchen – we’ve featured him in the past when he published award-winning chili cookbooks and recipes. We had to include her food here – it’s designed to be simple, portable, and delicious. And who would refuse their version of banana pudding at the end of a summer meal? Get the recipe.