By Domino Staff

Published on July 14, 2014

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Here's the bad news: Summer won't last forever. Go on, get those groans out of your system. The good news is that you can still throw one seriously pulled-together bash in no time. It all starts with a delicious and fuss-free menu.   

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lobster rolls with caper remoulade

No need to go to the end of the island for a roll. Guests will dig the mini versions of this summer treat.
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blue corn tostada with pulled mole chicken

Chicken, chile, cilantro piled on top of a tortilla? Coming right up. 
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limoncello spritzer

Looking for a refreshing summertime cocktail? This will be your drink of choice.

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apricot and pistachio galette

A flaky puffed pastry filled with a seasonal medley.
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blood orange sangria

It wouldn't be a fiesta-or a party-without sangria with a splash of fruit.
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cantaloupe blocks with bleu cheese

Melon meets bleu cheese for a delightful finger food. 
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smoked salmon crepes

Salmon shows up at the next dinner party as a delectable bite-sized treat.

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amalfi salad with reduced red wine vinaigrette

This is no ordinary salad. Toss on the watermelon, crumbled feta, olives, and vinaigrette.
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croque madame sandwich

Grilled ham and cheese topped with a fried egg? Absolutely.
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summer mojito

Every great party has a signature cocktail. This one's for you.  
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