Summertime Recipes For Pool Parties

Club sandwich and french fries on white plate near pool

When the weather warms up in Riverhead, NY, it’s prime time for a dip in the pool. And the only thing better than going for a swim is to have your good friends and family over for a get-together. Pool parties are a lot of fun, but all that swimming can make people pretty hungry. Light, summery foods and quenching drinks are certain crowd-pleasers. If you’re stumped about what to make or looking for new ideas, try these summertime recipes perfect for pool parties.

It’s Tea Time

Iced tea and summer were made for each other, but this twist adds raspberry for a satisfying sweet flavor. Bring six cups of water and three-quarters cups of sugar to a boil. Then add eight tea bags and steep for three to five minutes before removing the tea bags. Next, add eight cups of cold water and three-quarters of a cup of apple-raspberry frozen concentrate. Finally, garnish with fresh raspberries and serve. You might need to make a double batch.

Roll with this Sandwich

Sandwiches are deliciously adaptable. This summery lemon and dill shrimp sandwich will quickly become a family favorite. First, heat some butter and cook shrimp for only three to four minutes until they turn pink. Mix mayonnaise, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, then add the shrimp and toss to coat them. Next, spoon this shrimp mixture onto hollowed-out and crispy hoagie buns and serve.

Such a Corny Side

Select freshly shucked corn, brush with olive oil, and grill over medium heat until tender. While it’s cooling, mix garlic powder, mayonnaise, and pepper. Then, divide each ear of corn into thirds, and stick a corncob holder in one end. Next, slather each cob with the mayo mixture, then sprinkle feta cheese, seafood seasoning, and chopped cilantro. Finally, a lime wedge garnish completes the flavors.

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A Simple Summer Salad

Sometimes, the less you do to food, the better it is. This minty watermelon salad is quenching, refreshing, and a breeze to put together. Cube about six cups of seedless watermelon and add two tablespoons of minced fresh mint. Next, combine two teaspoons of sugar, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and one tablespoon of olive oil. Finally, drizzle this mixture over the watermelon, toss, and chill until it’s time to serve.

Summer calls for lighter flavors, lots of fruit, and bright combinations. The best part about these recipes is how versatile they are. You can customize them to your tastes. Try these summertime recipes for your next pool party, and your guests will be excited to return again soon. In fact, you’ll probably have guests asking for your recipes.

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