Tasty Summer Drinks & Snacks To Bring To The Cookout was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. Sip Back & Relax!

Sip Back & Relax!

It’s that time again–SUMMER! With the heat rising, what better way to celebrate than with some refreshing cocktails and amazing grilled eats! Check out these recipes that are sure to make your mouth water!

2. Summer Spice

Summer Spice

1.5 oz Ciroc Red Berry

.75 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

5 leaves basil

1 piece of jalapeno

3 dashes celery bitters

Directions: Muddle basil, jalapeno and celery bitters. Add simple syrup, lime juice and Ciroc Red Berry. Pack with ice and give a long, hard shake. Double strain into old fashioned glass with ice. Garnish with basil leaf.

3. Red Berry Sangria

Red Berry Sangria

1 oz Ciroc Red Berry

1 oz Rose Wine

.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz Simple Syrup

2 oz Berry Tea

Stir over ice in Wine glass

4. Patron Jalapeno Margarita

Patron Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients:

16 oz Patrón Silver

8 oz Patrón Citrónge

1 Jalapeño, sliced

8 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 tbsp Sugar

Kosher Salt, Lime Wedges

Jalapeño Slices and Ice

Directions:

Muddle jalapeño slices with lime juice. Mix lime juice with sugar, Patrón Silver, and Patrón Citrónge in a pitcher. Chill in refrigerator. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses with lime wedges and sliced jalapeños. Serves 8.

5. Cayenne Grilled Peaches

Cayenne Grilled Peaches

Check out the recipe here: http://bit.ly/TvdDIY

6. Low & Slow Beef Brisket

Low & Slow Beef Brisket

Check out the delish recipe: http://bit.ly/1gltcg9

7. Honey & Soy Glazed Ribs

Honey & Soy Glazed Ribs

Check out the recipe: http://bit.ly/1gltcg9

8. Grilled Pork T-Bones With BBQ Butter

Grilled Pork T-Bones With BBQ Butter

Check out the recipe here: http://bit.ly/1oT1I4a

9. Grilled Skirt Steak With Horseradish Sauce

Grilled Skirt Steak With Horseradish Sauce

Check out the recipe: http://bit.ly/1og8iiL

Created by Alejandra Schrader on behalf of leading culinary apparel company Chef Works.

10. Cruzan High Tai’d

Cruzan High Tai’d

Ingredients:

1 part Cruzan Peach Rum

1 part Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum

1/2 part DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur

3/4 part Fresh Lime Juice

3/4 part Orgeat Syrup

Directions: Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into a double old fashioned glass over ice. Garnish with a sprig of Fresh Mint.

11. Cruzan Life’s A Peach

Cruzan Life’s A Peach

Ingredients:

3/4 part Cruzan Peach Rum

1 1/4 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum

1/2 part Fresh Lime juice

8 Mint Leaves

1/2 of one Pineapple Ring

1 Mint Sprig for Garnish

Directions: Add all ingredients to a blender with two ice cubes and blend for 20 seconds. Let it settle for another 20 seconds, then pour into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lightly slapped mint sprig.

12. Basil Daiquiri On The Rocks

Basil Daiquiri On The Rocks

Ingredients:

24 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum

12 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

9 oz. Demerara Syrup

8-10 Bunches of Basil

12 Dashes Orange Bitters

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a punch bowl or pitcher, shake each serving and double strain over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with afresh cracked black pepper and a basil leaf

13. Cruzan Weekender’s Punch

Cruzan Weekender’s Punch

Ingredients:

8 parts Cruzan Aged Light Rum

4 parts Cruzan Passion Fruit Rum

12 parts Riesling

3 parts Lemonade

4/5 part Lemon Simple Syrup*

Directions: Combine all but Riesling in a punch bowl & refrigerate. Add Riesling at service. (Serves 8)

Lemon Simple Syrup

Ingredients:

8 parts Water

8 parts Sugar

2 Lemon Peels

Directions:

Combine 8 parts Sugar with 8 parts Water & dissolve over heat with 2 Lemon Peels.

14. Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients:

4 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

2 parts JDK & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur

3 cups seedless watermelon, chilled & cut into pieces

½ cup lime juice

1 cup ice

Directions:

Freeze cubed watermelon in a plastic bag for a minimum of 2 hrs. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve in glasses rimmed with salt & garnish with a lime or watermelon wedge.

15. 2 GINGERS® Charger

2 GINGERS® Charger

Ingredients:

4 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey

2 parts Lemon Juice

1 part Simple Syrup

1 dash Rhubarb Bitters

Top off with Ginger Beer

Directions: Build non-carbonated ingredients over ice in a tall glass, and top with ginger beer. To make simple syrup: Dissolve 2 parts cane sugar into 1 part hot water.

16. Spring Lemonaide

Spring Lemonaide

*Created by Bobby “G” Gleason, Beam’s Master Mixologist

Ingredients:

1 part Jim Beam(r) Honey

2 fresh lemon sour

4-6 fresh blueberries

club soda

simple syrup

Lemon wheel for garnish

Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the blueberries with a splash of simple syrup. Add the Jim Beam(r) Honey, lemon sour and shake with ice then fine strain over fresh ice. Top w/club soda. Garnish w/fresh blueberries & a lemon.

17. Honey White & Blue

Honey White & Blue

Created by Bobby “G” Gleason, Beam’s Master Mixologist

Ingredients:

2 parts Jim Beam(r) Honey

1 part Blue Curacao

2 parts White Cranberry Juice

Juice of one half Lime

Directions: Shake all but the Curacao and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Slowly pour the Curacao against the inside of the glass so that it sinks to the bottom. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

18. Voga Star Spangled Spritzer

Voga Star Spangled Spritzer

Ingredients:

1.5 oz Peach Schnapps

1 oz. Agave nectar

3 oz VOGA Sparkling

Fresh berries and Peach Slices (for garnish)

Ice

Directions:

Combine Peach Schnapps and Agave Nectar in a shake and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled glass and top with VOGA Sparkling. Garnish with fresh peaches and raspberries.

19. Succelent BBQ Sauce

Succelent BBQ Sauce

Check out the amazing recipe here: http://bit.ly/1o6Mpoy

20. American Dream

American Dream

Ingredients:

3 oz. RealBeanz Mocha

2 oz. raspberry liqueur

1 oz. vodka

Frozen Raspberries

Directions:

Add RealBeanz Mocha, Raspberry liqueur, vodka, and crushed iced to a shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into martini glass and garnish with frozen raspberries.

21. ICE Pop Sparklers

ICE Pop Sparklers

Ingredients:

Ice Cube Tray

Toothpicks/popsicle sticks

1 bottle Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE

1 container of fresh raspberries, chopped

Directions:

Fill trays or molds with Sparkling ICE, top each with a scoop of chopped raspberries. Cover tray tightly with tin foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the foil into each cube. Place in freezer for 2 hours until frozen.

22. AmericaThe Blue-tiful

AmericaThe Blue-tiful

Ingredients:

1.5 oz White rum

1 oz Blue curacao

3 oz Lemonade Sparkling ICE

Fresh berries (for garnish)

Ice

Directions:

Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend on high until it becomes slushy. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with a fresh berries.

23. BIG GINGER®

BIG GINGER®

Ingredients:

2 parts 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey

Ginger Ale

Lemon Wedge

Lime Wedge

Directions: Pour the 2 GINGERS® Irish Whiskey into a pint glass with ice. Top with ginger ale, followed by a wedge of a lemon and lime.

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