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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

8 Recipes for a Festive 4th of July

Watermelon Cooler photo: Robert M. Peacock
Planning a cookout this 4th of July? Fire up the grill and shake up a round with these Independence Day-inspired eats and drinks.

Watermelon Cooler (pictured)
No 4th of July celebration is complete without some juicy watermelon, especially when it’s boozy and blended, like in this summery cooler. 

Deviled eggs are as Americana as apple pie, and this recipe from a James Beard Award-winning chef is as good as they get. 

Fruit waters help you stay cool and when entertaining outdoors, and this melony version hits the spot. 

Coconut water cocktails? Sign us up. We especially love this genever-spiked formula that can be easily multiplied for serving a crowd. 

Bolster your barbecue with this recipe for blue cheese burgers and an easy wine-soaked spread. 

Make the most of berry season with this DIY recipe for blackberry-herb soda. 

This decadent dessert gets a double dose of chocolate stout—both in the ice cream and cookies. The crunchy pretzels are a bonus. 

Crème de menthe-spiked grasshopper pie is a minty summertime classic, and this updated version takes the cake.