20 Recipes We Can’t Wait to Cook In July

Join us as we grill and fry our way through the heart of summer

This month, summer enters full swing and you've no doubt been firing the grills for over a month now. To keep things interesting past Independence Day, switch up your plain-Jane grilled meats with our globe-trotting collection of grilling recipes, from New England-nodding grilled lobster rolls to Cambodian beef skewers and Mexican-style grilled street corn. Having barbecue fatigue? Opt for some lighter off-the-grill plates such as grilled peaches with prosciutto or grilled shrimp summer rolls.

Beyond the flames, cool down with some of our finest homemade ice cream recipes and refreshing summer cocktail recipes that you can sip on all day long (after all, you can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning): think orange saffron ice cream, a charred chile daiquiri, and of course sweet strawberry wine. Grills at the ready; we're eating well this July.

Strawberries with Wine

Strawberries with Wine
Strawberries with WineMatt Taylor-Gross

Red wine is reduced with spices and bright citrus zest and then drizzled over fresh strawberries, ice cream, and grilled bread in this delicious, simple dessert. Get the recipe for Strawberries with Wine »

Blueberry Crisp

Blueberry Crisp
Blueberry CrispNicole Franzen

If you are lucky enough to find yourself with an overabundance of blueberries, this easy-to-make crisp is a delicious way to prepare them. Get the recipe for Blueberry Crisp »

Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled Pineapple Margarita
Grilled Pineapple MargaritaEric Medsker

The Margarita is essential to America's canon of summertime drinks, and adding a grilled element makes it that much more American. Burnished pineapple adds a rich layer of fruitiness while mezcal lends a veil of smoke and spice. For even more smoke and spice, add a salt rim laced with chile powder and coriander. Get the recipe for Grilled Pineapple Margarita »

Cherry Shandy

Cherry Shandy
Cherry ShandyMatt Taylor-Gross

Mix together a bitter IPA and Luxardo Sangue Morlacco, and top it off with a cherry for a fruity summer sipper. Get the recipe for Cherry Shandy »

Charred Chile Daiguiri

Charred Chile Daiquiri
Charred Chile DaiquiriEric Medsker

The Daiquiri is an adaptable creature, and it welcomes new companions in the form of bitters, infused simple syrups, or salty-sweet rims. This version keeps the classic's sour formula, but adds a veil of spice lent from serrano- and jalapeño-infused sugar syrup. Get the recipe for Charred Chile Daiquiri »

Connecticut-Style Lobster Rolls

Connecticut-Style Lobster Rolls
Connecticut-Style Lobster RollsMatt Taylor-Gross

Buying fresh, live lobster and good-quality buns will result in the most delicious lobster rolls. Look for live crustaceans from Maine that have all their claws and antennae intact, and toast fresh, squishy buns on a griddle with butter before filling and serving. Get the recipe for Connecticut-Style Lobster Rolls »

Grilled Mexican-Style Street Corn

Grilled Mexican-Style Street Corn
Grilled Mexican-Style Street CornMatt Taylor-Gross

Chef Chris Shepherd's take on Mexican-style street corn is served off the cob and comes together easily for a side dish that is especially great for summer entertaining, when corn is in season. Get the Recipe for Grilled Mexican-Style Street Corn »

Cheddar Cheese Kulcha

Cheddar Cheese Kulcha
Cheddar Cheese KulchaMatt Taylor-Gross

One of the most popular appetizers at Paowalla, Floyd Cardoz's modern Indian restaurant devoted to bread-bakers, is this flatbread filled with melty spiced cheese. A simple naan dough is wrapped around a filling of classic American cheddar, sweet red pepper, cumin, and chile powder. Get the Recipe for Cheddar Cheese Kulcha »

Vada Pav (Indian Veggie Burgers)

Vada Pav (Indian Veggie Burgers)
Vada Pav (Indian Veggie Burgers)Matt Taylor-Gross

These starchy sandwiches are a popular beachside snack in Mumbai. Fluffy Goan-style white rolls are filled with a crispy fried potato patty, sweet and spicy chutneys, and a garlicky powdered chile-coconut condiment. Get the Recipe for Vada Pav (Indian Veggie Burgers) »

No-Cook Saffron-Orange Ice Cream

Saffron Orange Ice Cream
No-Cook Saffron-Orange Ice CreamMatt Taylor-Gross

There's no faster route to homemade ice cream than a no-cook base like this one. The absence of egg yolks lets the milk and cream shine and makes for a light, fluffy ice cream. Vanilla extract is eschewed for another infusion: cocktail bitters. Both involve potent aromatics steeped in alcohol and can lend background flavor to a simple base. Here, saffron and orange bitters join forces for an ambrosial, can't-put-your-finger-on-it deliciousness. Get the Recipe for No-Cook Saffron-Orange Ice Cream »

Summer Peach Pie

Peach Pie
Summer Peach PieFarideh Sadeghin

Bourbon, cinnamon, and nutmeg add warmth to this bright summer peach pie from SAVEUR Food Editor Ben Mims. Get the Recipe for Summer Peach Pie »

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder

Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder
Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile PowderLaura Sant

Inspired by Mexican street vendors who artfully carve and serve mangos on sticks, this recipe ups the ante with cilantro leaves and shaved coconut. Get the recipe for Mango with Cilantro, Coconut, and Chile Powder »

Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios

Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios
Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted PistachiosMatt Taylor-Gross

Inspired by the classic combination of prosciutto and melon, chef John Karangis of Union Square Events created this elegant summer appetizer that marries the sweetness of smoky grilled peaches with salt-cured Italian ham. When choosing peaches for grilling, be sure to pick fruit that's slightly firmer. If they are labeled "freestone," all the better—the pit will pop out without much struggle. Get the Recipe for Grilled Peach with Rosemary, Smoked Country Ham, and Toasted Pistachios »

Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad

Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad
Watermelon, Feta, and Olive SaladAndré Baranowski

In this summer salad, watermelon serves as a sweet counterpoint to the briny pungency of feta and olives. Get the Recipe for Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad »

Roast Pork with Summer Vegetables

Roast Pork with Summer Vegetables
Roast Pork with Summer VegetablesTodd Coleman

Chef Peter Hoffman of Savoy, the now-closed New York City restaurant, shared this recipe for roast pork shoulder with a garlicky cilantro sauce, roasted chiles, and market vegetables. Get the Recipe for Roast Pork with Summer Vegetables »

Steamed Blue Crabs

Steamed Blue Crabs
Steamed Blue CrabsLandon Nordeman

Well-seasoned crabs steamed with beer and vinegar are an East Coast summer classic. Get the Recipe for Steamed Blue Crabs »

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter

Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter
Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley ButterMark Roper

In this perfect summer recipe, lobster is flash-grilled, then poached in its own shell in a pool of melted garlic-parsley butter. Get the Recipe for Grilled Lobster with Garlic-Parsley Butter »

Summer Lobster Tacos

Summer Lobster Tacos
Summer Lobster TacosFarideh Sadeghin

This ode to summer mixes fresh lobster with sweet mango, refreshing cucumber, and creamy avocado. Get the recipe for Summer Lobster Tacos »

Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls

Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls
Grilled Shrimp Summer RollsMatt Taylor-Gross

Juicy mango, buttery avocado, and lightly charred sweet shrimp get packed into rice paper along with crispy cabbage and cucumber for a summer appetizer that hits all the right textural notes. Prep the spicy, tart dipping sauce ahead to give the flavors time to meld. Get the recipe for Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls »

Angel Cruz Beef Skewers

Angel Cruz Beef Skewers
Angel Cruz Beef SkewersMatt Taylor-Gross

Named for a park in Central Valley, California—a popular meeting place for the large Cambodian community there—these kebabs are slathered in an aromatic and pungent paste of lemongrass, kaffir lime, and fish sauce before meeting the heat of a charcoal grill. Get the recipe for Angel Cruz Beef Skewers »