Summertime and the livin’ is easy!
Julie here today, and I am in a summer state of mind. One of my favorite things about the season is getting together with friends and family at a pool, on the lake, or for a backyard BBQ. It’s such a carefree, laid back season and what’s better than enjoying it all with the people you love?
Now, I wouldn’t classify myself as a “gourmet cook” by any stretch of the imagination, but I do go through phases where I love to dabble in the cooking arena, especially when entertaining guests. I certainly don’t like difficult recipes that take all day to make, but I do like easy, fairly quick, and delicious ones that are sure to be crowd pleasers.
With it being the season of casual gatherings, it’s good to have some recipes in your back pocket for when you might have an impromptu afternoon of swimming at your house or when you’re invited over to a friend’s.
So, below are 14 appetizer and drink recipes that are simply perfect for the summer! Enjoy!
Bunless Burger Bites via Delish
Easy Citrus White Wine Sangria via Joyful Healthy Eats
Gazpacho Shooters via Add a Pinch
Grapefruit Ginger Bourbon via Fake Ginger
Pineapple Salsa via The Gunny Snack
Moscow Mule via Bacon is Magic
Salmon Avocado Bites via Skinny Ms
Orange Lemonade Punch via A Blissful Nest
Shredded BBQ Chicken Lettuce Wraps via The Blonde Pantry
Pineapple Blackberry Mojito via Fake Ginger
Watermelon Feta Mint Skewers via Bites of Bri
Rosé Cocktail via The Glitter Guide
Whipped Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Fruit via Stylecaster
Summer Sangria with Watermelon and Pineapple via What the Fork Food Blog