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15 Patriotic Recipes To Make Your Memorial Day Incredibly Delicious

Summer is finally here, which means it's time to indulge in the classic American summer foods, like watermelon, hot dogs, soda and more.

Skip the traditional burgers, hot dogs and more for a more interesting spread.

From amazing patriotic drinks with summer berries to the intricate and boozy Jell-O shots in the shape of American flags, we know your bash is going to be a major hit. You might want to throw in some fireworks to celebrate the whole thing.

With Memorial Day approaching soon and Fourth of July right around the corner, here are 15 ways to turn your favorite foods into American-themed masterpieces.

American Flag Jell-O Shots

Phoebe Melnick

A perfect and patriotic twist on the classic party treat. Cheers, America!

Red, White and Blue Soda

Mira Nguyen

Cool off from the early summer heat with this colorful Kool-Aid drink by adding Sierra Mist, Sprite or your favorite soda. Drink up and enjoy your patriotism in style.

American Flag Fruit Sticks

Mira Nguyen

What's a better way to kick off the summer than with this four-ingredient, five-step recipe? It's light, festive and, best of all, super delicious.

Star Spangled Pigs in a Blanket

Mira Nguyen

Cute, simple and festive. Plus, what's more American than mini hot dogs? Nothing, that's what. Enjoy these in their adorable shape and make sure you dip 'em in your fave sauce.

Patriotic Oreo Pops

Mira Nguyen

Spice up America's favorite cookie with this unique and delicious snack. There's nothing more American than indulging in patriotic Oreos, let's be real.

Festive Fruit-filled Panini

Tarika Narain

Ooey, gooey goodness. Need we say more? Trust us, this one will knock your socks off.

Memorial Day "BBQ Grill" Cupcakes

Dorothy Ballowe

It really is s'cute. Get creative with this delicious recipe inspired by Memorial Day cookouts and barbecue.

Red Velvet, White and Blue Cake Pops

Megan Prendergast

Impress your Memorial Day guests with these patriotic, red velvet cake pops.

Red, White and Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Mira Nguyen

Valentine's Day's patriotic cousin. These little guys are fun to make and are sure to go quick during the summer.

Memorial Day Cookies

Kirby Barth

It's as simple as adding food coloring to your favorite cookie recipe. Top it off with some sprinkles or icing.

Patriotic Pancakes

Emily Albrecht

Start your Memorial Day Monday morning with a hot stack of patriotic pancakes. All you need is blueberries and strawberries -- and don't forget the whipped cream!

Red, White and Blue Cocktail

Mira Nguyen

A patriotic twist on the otherwise American cranberry vodka. Make it even more festive by adding star fruit or star-shaped ice cubes.

Spiral Hot Dogs

Mira Nguyen

Because they're so much cooler than normal hot dogs. Plus, they get really crispy on the inside and look like confetti with condiments.

Patriotic Cheesecake and Berry Parfait

Katherine Richter

This no-bake sweet treat is perfect for early mornings or cooling off in the late afternoons.

This post was originally written by Lindsay Odom for Spoon University.