10 Recipes to Try This 4th of July

Celebrate the 4th of July weekend this year by trying some of these recipes.

1. Seriously Good Homemade Coleslaw 

Get ready to pile on the coleslaw this 4th of July. This easy-to-make recipe features ingredients like apple cider vinegar to add some tang to the classic summer side. 

2. Susan Spunger’s Barbecued Chicken

Take it from the queen of all things food, Martha Stewart, and use Susan Spunger’s Barbecue Sauce to make this year’s main course.

3. Boozy Cherry Bombs 

Show off your patriotism with these booze-soaked, chocolate-coated cherries. Make them kid-friendly by skipping the alcohol soaking.



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4. Gourmet Grilled Corn 

Take this popular summer food to the next level with your grill. Add extras like oregano, cilantro, and feta cheese. 

5. Flag Cake 

Replicate the American Flag for your 4th of July dessert with this vanilla cake covered in white frosting, raspberries, and blueberries. 

6. Rocket Pop Jello-O Shots 

If you miss the days of slurping rocket popsicles during the summer, here’s your opportunity to get those days back…with a twist. Indulge in some festive red, white, and blue Jell-O shots. 

7. Apple-Glazed Barbecued Baby Back Ribs 

Mix up your baby back ribs with this recipe that uses an apple cider mixture to add some fresh flavor to this dish. 

8. Creamy Potato Salad with Lemon and Fresh Herbs 

Use baby red potatoes this year for your potato salad, which hold their shape better than the typical Yukon Golds or russets. Add lemon and fresh herbs for a light, summery flavor. 

9. Tequila Soaked Watermelon Wedges 

Inspired by the flavor profile of margaritas, this treat includes tequila and triple sec infused slices of watermelon – including the lime and salt you’d find on the rim of your margarita.  

10. Bomb Pops Recipe 

Skip the packaged bomb pops and make your own this 4th of July weekend. The recipe calls for cherry juice cocktail, limeade, and white grape juice. 



Marla Hiller is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is a junior at Boston University majoring in international relations and minoring in journalism