Memorial Day Summer Kickoff Menu

That extra day off for Memorial Day leaves just enough time to share food and drink with family and friends.  If you are hosting a gathering this weekend (or just attending one), get inspired by the summer menu recipes we've gathered.  Summer fruits and veggies are featured as well as fresh takes on summer classics like hot dogs and chicken drumsticks.  We've even included a couple of cocktails to keep everyone refreshed.  Be sure to stock your pantry for summer entertaining essentials!

 A chilled Lavender Infused Berry Salad makes a great starter or a dessert

A chilled Lavender Infused Berry Salad makes a great starter or a dessert

 Pork sliders are great for feeding a crowd and can be cooked ahead of time and kept warm in a crock pot.

Pork sliders are great for feeding a crowd and can be cooked ahead of time and kept warm in a crock pot.

 A lighter option for serving chicken...and you won't believe how good the dipping sauce is!

A lighter option for serving chicken...and you won't believe how good the dipping sauce is!

 The Picnic at Hanging Rock Cocktail is with rose hip grenadine and hibiscus vodka.

The Picnic at Hanging Rock Cocktail is with rose hip grenadine and hibiscus vodka.

 Chances are your grill is already going to be fired up... why not throw on a quick salad?

Chances are your grill is already going to be fired up... why not throw on a quick salad?

 Take your hot dogs to the next level with hot sauce and sauteed onions.

Take your hot dogs to the next level with hot sauce and sauteed onions.

 A fresh take on a summer favorite that makes for a lovely graphic presentation

A fresh take on a summer favorite that makes for a lovely graphic presentation

 Sweet Tea Cocktails made with Owl's Brew are mild enough to drink with a meal.

Sweet Tea Cocktails made with Owl's Brew are mild enough to drink with a meal.

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