So, sparklers at the ready, we’ve got your Bonfire Banquet sorted.  Follow our quick and taste-bud-tingling recipes that are guaranteed to get your guests oohing and aahing…

Welcome your guests with this fizzing Gin-Ger Beer Cocktail. Make your own ginger syrup a little in advance and get the party started by adding gin, ice and a few squeezes of lemon juice into your Vitamix blender. Serve in a large glass topped up with real ale. For the little ones, simply add lemonade to the syrup.  

Then start passing around the perfect party snack – classic tortilla chips and our California Salsa. Juicy tomatoes blended with jalapenos will ignite the taste buds, while the freshness of the coriander and lemon juice gives it just the kick.

As the roman candles and comets start to light up the night sky, make sure everyone has a cup of piping hot Black Bean Soup, which can be poured straight from your Vitamix container. Carrying on the jalapeno flavours with red and yellow peppers, black beans and chickpeas, this is a hearty soup full of flavour. Serve with chunks of Jalapeno Corn Bread, which you can throw together an hour before your party guests arrive.

Now for the main event: a rich and creamy Macaroni with Cheese Sauce. Use your Vitamix blender to whip up the cheese sauce in a matter of minutes before pouring over pre-cooked macaroni. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and pop in the oven for half an hour, giving it enough time to turn crispy and give off a crackle when your guests tuck in.

For the final explosion of flavours, serve up steaming cups of Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate and zingy Fresh Ginger Cake