This year, give the fireworks a run for their money with a delicious and unforgettable menu that is sure to set patriotic hearts aflutter. Between barbecue chicken on the grill, sweet berry pies, and refreshing watermelon margaritas, these recipes are sure to have you feeling proud to be an American.
Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic
A reinterpretation of the familiar gin and tonic, this cocktail includes fresh watermelon and cucumber juices for a refreshing taste. Hendrick's, a small-batch Scottish gin that's infused with the flavor of cucumber and rose petals, is ideal for this recipe. For even better results, try premium tonic water, such as Fever-Tree or Q Tonic. Serve any remaining juice mixture (which you can make a day ahead) over ice for guests who prefer a nonalcoholic drink.