Warm weather, sunny skies, and outdoor activities – summer has finally arrived! With summer being officially here and in full swing, Hickory Farms wants to be sure you have tips and ideas for making this summer fun, easy, and unforgettable. One of the best ways you can utilize all of the things summer has to offer, is by having the tools to host super easy gatherings outside so you can not only enjoy the beautiful skies and warm weather, but the company of your closest friends and family.
One of the nice things about summer, is the relaxed atmosphere that it provides. With that, an ornate spread is not always necessary. Easy finger foods that guests can grab and go to continue conversation is all it takes to keep your guests satisfied. For an easy appetizer that’s just as simple to assemble, consider delighting your guests with delicious party skewers that will appeal to every palate. Try pairing together the great flavors of our Signature Beef Summer Sausage, your favorite cheeses, and the veggies of your choosing. Slice your sausage and cheese into bite sized cubes, and slide all of the ingredients onto the skewer. Not only are these skewers, simple and delicious, but they also provide a beautiful and colorful touch as the centerpiece to your gathering.
Every gathering could use a signature cocktail, and a fruity drink is perfect for these summer months. A fruity beverage is a refreshing way to treat your guests, and allows you to utilize the fruit that is at the peak of freshness this season. We chose to create a Kiwi Martini using the kiwi and Navel Oranges from our Very Special Variety Fruit Gift Box. Using citrus vodka, simple syrup, muddled kiwi, and a skewer of kiwi and orange as a final garnish, you’ll be presenting your guests with a summertime beverage that is second to none.
With the arrival of summer, these helpful tips, and your favorite gifts from Hickory Farms, you’ll be well on your way to summertime entertaining that is sure to become a new tradition.