Oh, hello. What are you doing here? It’s the 4th of July. You should be outside, at the parade, backyard BBQ, rodeo, firework display. But you’re here. Reading my blog (thanks, BTW).
If you are reading this you are either:
A. Hiding from the aforementioned parade, BBQ, rodeo, firework display.
B. Looking for last minute inspiration.
I can’t help you with the first one. I’m currently hiding in the pantry eating all the snack-sized Snickers out of the kid’s parade candy.
But I can help you with the second. How ’bout a cocktail while we discuss the menu options? This cherry and bourbon combo is sure to make you a whole lot happier about the fact that you are supposed to go to a picnic in an hour and you have nothing to bring.
Okay, feel better? Good. Now here’s some other simple, easy to pull-off ideas for the rest of this glorious Independence Day:
A Watermelon and Apricot Salad might be nice.
How about some Cherry Tomato and Olive Bruschetta?
Were you tapped to bring dessert? These Lime Shortbread Bars are pretty much outta this world.
But really a big batch of Cherry Bombs would make anyone happy. The cherry syrup recipe makes enough for 8-10 cocktails so you could make a pitcher and watch the fireworks fly. Cheers!