Let the patriotic colors flow into your NEMA San Francisco kitchen this year as you celebrate Independence Day. Kick off the celebration with Frosé or Champagne floats as you craft up a simple menu of subs, potato salad, and an easy no-bake trifle – perfect to enjoy in your favorite San Francisco picnic spot or in the comfort of home. Our neighbors at The Market on Market have the perfect selection of bubbly for cocktails and all the ingredients to create your spread. Between free home delivery to NEMA and even the option of personal shoppers, it’s easy to get creative and festive in your kitchen.

Raise a glass and toast to an Independence Day full of good food and great friends. Craft up one of these creative drinks in your NEMA kitchen and start the celebration:

Strawberry Frosé (Frozen Rosé). Choose a full-flavored, full-bodied, dark-colored rosé for freezing. Watermelon fan? Try the Cocomero Frosé - a watermelon-based cocktail that’s perfect for the 4th of July or any other summer day.

Berry Sorbet Champagne Floats. Is there anything better than a drink made of sorbet and Champagne? Adorn your new favorite drink with red, white and blue straws for the ultimate sipping experience.

Take your pick of these sides, meals and delicious salads for your July 4th gatherings:

Caprese Skewers: A fun, tasty, and patriotic way to enjoy a classic caprese salad in bit sized form!

Brats in a Blanket. A twist on classic pigs in a blanket, these beer-boiled bratwursts are wrapped snugly in puff pastry and paired with a creamy beer cheese dipping sauce.

Pulled Pork Sliders – This 4th of July recipe is my take on the regional staple. Meat eaters will definitely love these sliders, but all of your guests are sure to enjoy the homemade coleslaw. Serve it in the sandwiches or as a side.

Antipasto Kabobs – These kabobs are quick to assemble, and only a few of the ingredients need to be cooked.

Classic Fruit Salad: Nothing beats a giant bowl of fresh fruit drizzled in a sweet n’ tangy dressing.

Potato Salad. Keep it local with Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen’s special recipe which makes a delicious pairing for any menu. The secret to this potato salad, says Wise Sons’ Evan Bloom, is finely chopped capers, which add a briny quality to the mix of fresh dill and parsley.

Sweet N' Tangy Barbecue Bean and Quinoa Salad. If you love quinoa, this will be a new staple during your summer soirees.

Siri Daly's Watermelon, Blueberry and Feta Salad. "There's something so refreshing about the combination of juicy watermelon and salty feta," says Siri. "When you add sweet blueberries, you have the perfect, patriotic summer salad."

Kale Salad with Avocado Caesar Dressing. Packed with kale, creamy avocado, grilled chicken with a homemade Caesar dressing that is low carb, keto and Whole30 compliant.

And you can’t round out the celebration without a few sweet indulgences:

Strawberry Shortcake Chaffle. A Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffle is exactly what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth all while staying keto.

3-Ingredient Ginger-Peach Ice Cream Floats. Layer the poached fruit with ice cream and top with more ginger beer for a fun new take on a classic float.

Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Cheesecake: This creamy, vegan cheesecake tastes just like the real thing. But it’s that berry-licious layer that takes it over the top!

Strawberry Trifle. The sweet strawberries, creamy pudding and pound cake really come together and scream deliciousness in this super easy strawberry trifle with pound cake recipe.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Independence Day from the team at NEMA San Francisco. Snap a photo and show us what your celebration spread looks like @rentnema.

Image credit: The Market Facebook page

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