Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Festive & Fun Holiday Drinks

Serve guests one of these fabulous holiday cocktail or other party-worthy drink recipes for a festive start to any get-together. Many of our Christmas drinks are easy to make ahead, leaving you stress free for your holiday party.

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    • Apple on the Rocks

      Sparkling hard cider gives this spiked drink an extra kick. Serve it as a Christmas cocktail, a holiday party drink, or a treat at the end of a long winter day.

    • Pear Sparkler

      The delicate flavors of rosemary and pear combine with bubbly ginger ale in this sparkling cocktail recipe that's perfect for a Christmas party.

    • Orange-Ginger-Pomegranate Punch

      With orange, ginger, pomegranate, and Prosecco -- the Italian sparkling wine similar to champagne -- this punch recipe will be a Christmas crowd-pleaser.

    • Hot Scarlet Wine Punch

      The alluring aromas of cinnamon and cranberry in this festive holiday cocktail are a delicious way to welcome Christmas guests. Start simmering the wine recipe in your slow cooker hours before the party and it will be ready for guests whenever they arrive.

    • Raspberry Mojito Punch

      This pretty red-and-green punch is deliciously flavored with raspberry, mint, and lime. To make it kid-friendly, simply skip the rum and increase the carbonated water.

    • Rosy Cheeks

      Chambord gives this frosty drink just a hint of pink blush. Add a drop of red food coloring for rosier color or leave as is for a pretty red-and-white contrast.

    • Citrus Cider

      Take advantage of the abundance of winter citrus to use fresh fruit juices in this hot cider recipe. Adding orange and lemon peel to the spice mix intensifies the citrus level for greater depth of flavor.

    • One Tip for Decadent Hot Chocolate

      We love warming up with a mug of hot chocolate. Make yours even better with our tip for ultimate creaminess.

    • Minty White Chocolate Eggnog

      Make purchased eggnog your own by adding white chocolate and peppermint to create a sweet and silky holiday drink. Garnish with a sprinkling of nutmeg and a peppermint stick for an extra-special touch.

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      Peppermint Frost

      Make a refreshing Christmas cocktail with splashes of creme de cacao, peppermint schnapps, and cream. Extra candy canes come in handy as a cool garnish on these creamy holiday drinks.

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      Hot Buttered Cider

      This seasonal apple cider will warm you from head to toe. Plus, you can transform the leftovers into hot buttered rum with a quick addition of 1/2 cup rum to the recipe.

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      Tiramisu Tippers

      Skip the fork and drink your tiramisu instead. With ice cream, vodka, coffee liqueur, and creme de cacao, this decadent drink tastes just like the classic Italian dessert -- and makes a delicious Christmas cocktail.

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      Peppermint-Eggnog Punch

      Love the cool, wintry flavor of peppermint? Try this creamy punch recipe made with peppermint ice cream, eggnog, and ginger ale. To add even more holiday flair, use a peppermint stick as a stirrer.

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      Chocolate Blitzen

      This beautiful Christmas cocktail makes a decadent and memorable dessert. Ice cream, Irish cream, creme de cacao, and vodka are blended and served in a chocolate-rimmed martini glass.

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      Cranberry-Pineapple Cooler

      Fresh cranberries are a colorful garnish for this tart and sweet alcohol-free punch. For a traditional red-and-green Christmas color combo, add a sprig of mint to each glass.

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      Brandy-Kissed Snowflakes

      These adorable brandy shots are creamy, smooth, and warming. The addition of cinnamon spices things up for a Christmas-worthy cocktail.

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      Winter Fruit Sangria

      This blend of red wine, honey, brandy, and dried fruit is a cocktail party favorite. Make it ahead of time and be stress-free at party time.

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      Icy Holiday Margaritas

      These cranberry-raspberry holiday cocktails look festive and offer a special-occasion twist on classic blended margaritas.

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      Ginger-Infused Vodka

      Serve this icy-cold flavored vodka before dinner or use it as a base for cocktails. You can make it up to four days in advance.

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      Sparkling Sangria

      This fresh cocktail recipe is the perfect counter to heavy holiday food. Fresh ginger mingles with grapefruit juice and champagne for a bright, refreshing drink.

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      Pomegranate Sparklers

      To create these festive holiday cocktails, steep pomegranate seeds in brandy and float them atop glasses of champagne.

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      Super-Easy Snowmen Treats

      Invite friends over for snowmen treats that come to life with cheerful details. For children and grown-ups alike, they're as easy to make as they are to eat.
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