Party Recipes: Take This Menu Outside

Party Recipes: Take This Menu Outside

We’ve rounded up a menu of amazing recipes that will delight your summer outdoor party guests — from craft cocktails to dessert in a jar.

As long as the food and drinks are out, the party keeps going. That’s what we’ve come to believe in our never-ending hunger for delicious bites and sips. With summer coming soon, it’s time to start planning party menus and meals for Memorial Day, Labor Day, July Fourth, and the warm weekend gatherings that don’t require a special occasion.

Without further ado, here’s a menu of recipes featured under our Food & Drink tab that will have your guests reaching out for a return invitation after the fact.

Cocktail: The Pendleton Salute

Pendleton Whisky has offered up fans and readers a patriotic cocktail recipe. It’ll give you the perfect blend for when you cheers to friends, family, country, and all of those who protect us. Get the recipe.

Cocktail: Watermelon Basil Punch

Tequila Avión shared this recipe for a watermelon punch that acts both as centerpiece and thirst-quencher. Get the recipe.

Nibbles: Garam Masala Spiced Cashews

A taste of uncommon spices can get people talking and nibbling as they begin to sip. Get the recipe.

Appetizer: Bacon Wrapped Torpedoes

Kick the bite game up a notch with this brilliant combo of bacon, jalapeños, cream cheese and more. The recipe comes courtesy of Ten50 BBQ. Get it here.

Bread: Fancy Navajo Magic Bread

One recipe from food blogger Alana Yazzie makes fry bread, biscuits, or tortillas, depending on which directions you follow. Get the recipe.

 Salad: “Elote” Corn Salad

Not the healthiest salad, but is that really a concern at a party? Dallas restaurant Second Floor Kitchen knows well that the answer is no. Get the recipe.

Entrée: Dean Fearing’s Smoked Brisket

Acclaimed pioneer of New Southwestern cuisine Fearing shares recipes for many of his signature dishes and for contemporary spins on tried-and-true Lone Star staples in The Texas Food Bible: From Legendary Dishes to New Classics. Test your pitmaster skills with the master’s brisket recipe.

Dessert: Kent Rollins’ ‘Naner Pudding

Kent Rollins is one of the undisputed kings of chuckwagon cooking — we’ve featured him in the past when he’s put out cookbooks and prize-winning chili recipes. We had to include his food here — it’s designed to be simple, portable, and delicious. And who would turn down his version of banana pudding at the end of a summer meal? Get the recipe.