Independence Day. Not only was it a fantastic movie, it’s also the day our nation declared independence from the British Empire. For us, the 4th of July means fireworks and kicking back. We’re getting in the mood, from our Brooklyn office to our sunny SoCal headquarters, daydreaming of steaks and cocktails. We also realized that we have a few awesome #TBT infographics in our vault that are perfectly primed to help make the holiday weekend even better. From a by-the-numbers look at the 4th of July to recipes for creating an awesome mint julep, these 5 infographics will help you get in the spirit. We hope you have an awesome weekend.
The 4th of July by the Numbers
We loved creating this infographic with History.com. It covers all the important information you need to know about the 4th of July, from the Declaration of Independence to where the hot dogs you’re grilling probably come from.
The Bountiful Year
Before you start prepping food for this weekend, find out which vegetables are in season and at their peak. This infographic tells you exactly which fruits and vegetables you should be serving at your picnic table to upgrade your 4th of July meal. From corn and cucumbers to avocados and watermelons, we promise it will be delicious.
Hack Your Grill
Once you’ve picked out the perfect fruits and veggies to serve at your 4th of July bonanza, it’s time to fire up the grill. But let’s be honest: Nobody likes burnt burgers or hot dogs. Our handy grill guide will save you shame—and food poisoning—by showing you how to cook your meats perfectly every single time.
Continental Corn: One Cob, Many Flavors
A 4th of July staple found at BBQs throughout the United States is corn on the cob. America, being the melting pot that it is, means there are more than just one way to eat this delicious side dish. This mouth-watering infographic shows you all the ways you can enjoy your corn this weekend—and celebrate the cultural diversity found within our borders.
Drinks of Derby
No 4th of July celebration would be complete without some delicious cocktails to go with all that amazing food. This infographic shows you how to make a classic American drink, the mint julep, in 20 variations. Seeing as the mint julep is a staple of the south, it doesn’t get any more American than this.
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