Independence Day. Not only was it a fantastic movie starring the super talented Jeff Goldblum, it’s also the day our nation declared independence from the British Empire. Referred to also as July Fourth or the Fourth of July, this momentous day is often associated with fireworks, barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. To prepare you for the celebrations to come, we’ve put together a helpful list of 5 awesome infographics by our parent company, Column Five Media, that will guide you through the grilling process to creating the perfect American cocktail.
The 4th of July by the Numbers
This brilliantly designed infographic covers all the important information that you need to know about the 4th of July. From the Declaration of Independence to information about hot dog consumption on this dazzling day filled with fireworks and celebration. The bright red, white, and blues make this one extremely patriotic design that catches the eye while enlightening about the rich history of America and her quest for independence.
The Bountiful Year
Before you start grilling 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 for the best 4th of July eating experience you could hope for. From corn and cucumbers to avocados and watermelons, you’ll be sure to impress your friends with deliciously perfect produce if you follow this seasonal guide.
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. This infographic helps you figure out how to cook your meats perfectly every single time. Let’s be honest, nobody likes burnt burgers or hot dogs, but with this guide, you can never get it wrong. You’ll be the grill master of all your friends in no 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 that there’s 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 to 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 instructs you on how to make a classic American drink, the mint julep, and the many possible variations of this staple drink. Originating from the Southern United States, it doesn’t get any more American than this refreshing cocktail.