It is officially summer, y'all! It's time for sundresses, sunscreen (protect your melanin!) and all-white outfits. With temperatures rising, the landscape of possible events is no longer restricted to the indoors. Pool parties, block parties and cookouts are all on the horizon in addition to kickbacks, brunches, and watch parties (hello, Insecure and Power). If you're looking to raise the bar for your next get-together and create a true lituation, look no further than this roundup of recipes from your favorite black food bloggers. We've got you covered with everything from liquor-infused fruit to easy cocktails on this list. Take a look at the lineup and be prepared to flourish at every function, all summer '17.
We'll kick things off with my Turnt Tequila Mimosas (pictured above)—an easy way to get any brunch popping.
These Cinnamon Rolls w/Bourbon Drizzle from Date Dine Dish should also be in your brunch lineup.
But for those of us trying to maintain a #summerbody, Marisa Moore's Frozen Mango Daiquiri recipe also features tips for perfecting a healthy cocktail!
Make a bowl of Stay Snatched's Wine-Filled Gummy Bears to set out at the next watch party.
Food. Love. Tog. will get you right with a boozy cookout contribution: Drunken Shrimp.
Margarita-Infused Watermelon from Dash of Jazz is an easy (and sneaky) treat perfect for the poolside.
And for more easy, watermelon goodness, try Butter Be Ready's Watermelon Slusharitas.
If you want to step up your cocktail game for anything from a dinner party to day drinking, check out any of these queens' recipes:
Crown Royal Vanilla Mixed Berry Lemonade (pictured) from A Lil Sweet, Spice & Advice
Bourbon Cola Berry Smash from Curls and Cuisine
Strawberry Peach Mojito from Butter Be Ready
For the winos in your circle, make Foodie in New York's Peach Plum and Cherry White Sangria (pictured), Stay Snatched's Red Wine Champagne Sangria or Dash of Jazz's 2-step Summer Frose.
Homemade Zagat's Gully Wash is a local Bahamian specialty that will give you all the tropical vibes without having to travel.
Orange Mint Julep Sorbet from A Lil Sweet, Spice & Advice, Forkcetious' Grown Coffee-Flavored Ice Cream w/Patron XO Cafe, or Dash of Jazz's Poptails will cool off the whole squad with an extra kick.
Lastly, if margs are the move, check out the Honey Sage Margarita from Shana Was Here, Eat.Drink.Frolic.'s Charred Pineapple Margarita or Food Fidelity's "Brujeria" Peach Margarita (pictured).
You can't go wrong with any of the recipes on this list. And don't be stingy—share this list with your whole circle!