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Beyond Beer: 10 Cookout Cocktails to Drool Over
From late spring to early fall, there’s no better way to soak up the warm rays than a smoky cookout and an ice-cold drink in hand.
Most of us adhere to the three “Bs” of a BBQ: burgers, beer and plenty of bug spray. And while burgers and beer are great staples, consider kicking your cookout up a notch with a drool-worthy cocktail of your own making.
When planning a cocktail for your cookout, there are a few key points to keep in mind: Make it simple and make it ahead of time. You don’t want to get stuck playing bartender all day long, so it helps to have a big batch made for the whole adult crowd. Opt for a taller drink in a highball or pint glass rather than a shot or a cocktail in an old fashioned glass.
The ideal cookout cocktail is refreshingly cool and a little sweet, to complement all the flavors your food brings to the table.
Try these simple cookout cocktails that pair perfectly with grilled vegetables or meats and good times: