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25 Delicious Reasons A Summer Christmas Is Always Best

Mango and seafood and berries, oh my.

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1. Cranberry Margaritas

It tastes like Christmas, but it'll get you drunk. Recipe here.
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It tastes like Christmas, but it'll get you drunk. Recipe here.

2. Cranberry and Rosemary White Wine Sangria

So summery it hurts. Recipe here.
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So summery it hurts. Recipe here.

3. Homemade Lemonade

An all-ages way to cool off. Recipe here.
giverecipe.com

An all-ages way to cool off. Recipe here.

4. Cranberry Champagne Cocktail

Berries and champagne are always a good idea. Recipe here.
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Berries and champagne are always a good idea. Recipe here.

5. Candy Cane Martini

They're very ~Christmassy~ while still being light enough for a hot summer's day. Recipe here.
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They're very ~Christmassy~ while still being light enough for a hot summer's day. Recipe here.

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6. Spinach, Feta & Cherry Tomato Crustless Quiche

It even looks like Christmas. Recipe here.
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It even looks like Christmas. Recipe here.

7. Watermelon, Persian Feta and Prawn Salad

Prawns and feta pair so well together, especially with the sweetness of watermelon. Recipe here.
m.gourmettraveller.com.au

Prawns and feta pair so well together, especially with the sweetness of watermelon. Recipe here.

8. Herbed Goat Cheese Balls

You can't NOT win with cheese. Recipe here.
whatsgabycooking.com

You can't NOT win with cheese. Recipe here.

9. Marinated Seafood Salad

There's nothing like the tradition of going to the fish markets at 6am on Christmas morning. Recipe here.
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There's nothing like the tradition of going to the fish markets at 6am on Christmas morning. Recipe here.

10. Roast Salmon with Fennel and Potato Salad

The flavours of lemon and fennel take the salmon to a whole new level. Recipe here.
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The flavours of lemon and fennel take the salmon to a whole new level. Recipe here.

11. Fig and Pistachio Stuffed Turkey

The lemon makes this turkey perfect for summer. Recipe here.
diethood.com

The lemon makes this turkey perfect for summer. Recipe here.

12. Roasted Lamb with Pomegranate and Wine

Add a fruity twist to your standard Christmas roast. Recipe here.
joyofkosher.com

Add a fruity twist to your standard Christmas roast. Recipe here.

13. Honey Glazed Ham

There's truly nothing better than a delicious ham on Christmas. Except ham sandwiches on Boxing Day. Recipe here.
therecipecritic.com

There's truly nothing better than a delicious ham on Christmas. Except ham sandwiches on Boxing Day. Recipe here.

14. Garlic Butter Moreton Bay Bugs

It's the garlic mayo which makes this recipe so damn tasty. Recipe here.
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It's the garlic mayo which makes this recipe so damn tasty. Recipe here.

15. Garlic Butter BBQ Prawns

Cooking prawns on the barbie is an Aussie tradition. Recipe here.
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Cooking prawns on the barbie is an Aussie tradition. Recipe here.

16. Macadamia, Rosemary and Pork Sausage Rolls

A fancy twist on an Aussie fave. Recipe here.
honestcooking.com

A fancy twist on an Aussie fave. Recipe here.

17. Crustless Tomato and Cheese Quiche

For the vegetarians at your table. Recipe here.
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For the vegetarians at your table. Recipe here.

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18. Melted Snowman Cookies

The closest we can get to snowmen. Recipe here.
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The closest we can get to snowmen. Recipe here.

19. Chocolate and Gingerbread Ice Cream

The perfect way to end your Christmas lunch. Recipe here.
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The perfect way to end your Christmas lunch. Recipe here.

20. Eggnog Cupcakes

So you can try the taste of that iconic American drink, without sweating balls in the Australian heat. Get the recipe here.
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So you can try the taste of that iconic American drink, without sweating balls in the Australian heat. Get the recipe here.

21. Grilled Peaches and Ice Cream

It's too hot to use the oven anyway. Recipe here.
portuguesegirlcooks.com

It's too hot to use the oven anyway. Recipe here.

22. Homemade Tim Tams

Impress everyone when you tell them you made these yourself. Recipe here.
bloggingoverthyme.com

Impress everyone when you tell them you made these yourself. Recipe here.

23. Strawberry Santas

They're so cute! Recipe here.
tislstyle.com

They're so cute! Recipe here.

24. Raspberry and White Chocolate Trifle

Raspberries are a great summer fruit while still being very festive. Recipe here.
tastesoflizzyt.com

Raspberries are a great summer fruit while still being very festive. Recipe here.

25. White Chocolate Cherries

Almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Recipe here.
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Almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Recipe here.