4th of July Backyard BBQ Recipes


Happy 4th of July! This holiday weekend, and throughout the summer months, countless families and friends will gather around their BBQ to cook some great food and have a good time. To ensure you have the best time possible during your next backyard BBQ, we have compiled a list of our top 4 4th of July Backyard BBQ recipes and tips:

1. Mouthwatering Pasta Salad:
This delicious pasta salad recipe features bow-tie pasta, cherry tomatoes, and fresh corn. For the full pasta salad recipe, and to get more recipes to go along with this dish, read our post 3 Summer Recipes For Awesome Backyard BBQs.

2. Prickly Pear Margarita:
This yummy Southwest inspired cocktail is exotic, yet simple and easy to prepare. For the full cocktail recipe, as well as other unique AZ-inspired BBQ recipes, read our post It’s Time for an Arizona BBQ! 3 Unique Summer Recipes.

3. Preparation:
Make sure you prepare as many food and drink items before your party starts. By getting food prep out of the way before your guest arrive, you will be able to actually enjoy your time with friends and family, without needing to rush. Whenever you are ready to cook your food, just grab the pre-prepared items and throw them on the grill for a relaxing BBQ experience. For more Backyard BBQ tips, read our post The Best Barbeque of the Season: How To Do It Right.

4. Mesa Awning Martini:
Unfortunately no awning is on the ingredients list to prepare this tasty summer drink, though lounging under one on a hot summer day while sipping on the Mesa Awning Martini, made with fresh squeezed blood orange juice, is highly recommended! For the full cocktail recipe, and more great drink recipes read our post 6 Refreshing Drinks to Sip on While Enjoying Your Patio Cover.

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