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25 awesome BBQ-friendly cocktails

Mango Bellini</br>Photography by Jesse Brioux Author: Canadian Living Credits: Mango Bellini</br>Photography by Jesse Brioux

Food

25 awesome BBQ-friendly cocktails

Nothing quite says summer like sipping on a refreshing summer cocktail while working your outdoor grill. Working a sizzling barbecue with one hand and enjoying a booze-filled mixed drink with the other makes for a relaxing warm weather day. So fire up the BBQ and raise your cocktail glass to summer!

25 awesome cocktail recipes for BBQ season

The Canadian Maple Leaf
2 oz. Canadian Club Premium whisky
1 oz. maple syrup
Ice
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Sex on the Beach
3 oz. cranberry juice
3 oz. orange juice or pineapple juice
1 oz. peach schnapps
1 oz. vodka

Bellini ( Or try our Mango Bellini)
3 oz puree from canned California Cling Peaches
Champagne
Dash lemon juice
Maraschino liqueur

Amaretto Sour
3/4 oz. lemon juice (or juice of 1/2 lemon)
2 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 oz. amaretto

Strawberry Daiquiri
6 strawberries or frozen strawberries
1/2 oz. lime juice
1 1/2 oz. light rum
1 tsp. sugar syrup

Tequila Sunrise
3/4 oz. grenadine
3 oz. orange juice
1 1/2 oz. tequila
Juice of 1/2 lime
Lime slice

Gin and Tonic
1 1/2 oz. Plymouth Gin
Lime wedge
Tonic Water

Alabama Slammer
1/2 oz. sloe gin
1 oz. amaretto
1 oz. Southern Comfort
Dash lemon juice

Pina Colada
4 oz. pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz. coconut cream
1 1/2 oz. gold rum
Maraschino cherry
Pineapple stick

Margarita
1/2 oz. Cointreau (or orange liqueur)
1 1/2 oz. tequila, white or gold
Coarse salt
Juice of 1/2 large or one small lime

Classic Caesar
4 oz. Clam Tomato Cocktail
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 oz. vodka
1 Dash hot sauce
Celery salt, to taste
Celery stalk
Lime wedge
Salt and pepper

Bahama Mama
4 oz. pineapple juice
1/2 oz. coconut rum
1/2 oz. coffee liqueur
1/2 oz. dark rum
1/2 oz. rum (some call for 151 proof rum)
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Harvey Wallbanger
4 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. Galliano
1 1/2 oz. vodka

Tom Collins
1/2 oz. sugar syrup, or to taste
1 1/2 oz. Plymouth Gin
1 oz. lemon juice
Club Soda
Maraschino cherry

Mai Tai
1/4 oz. orgeat syrup
1/4 oz. rock-candy syrup
1/2 oz. curaçao
1 oz. dark rum
1 oz. light rum
Juice of 1 lime
Lime peel
Mint sprigs
Pineapple stick

Cointreau Tonic
1 oz. Cointreau
Tonic Water

Mojito
Several Mint sprigs
1/2 lime
1 1/2 oz. light rum
1 tsp. sugar
Club Soda

Mint Julep
Several Mint sprigs
1 1/2 oz. bourbon
1 tsp. superfine sugar
1 tsp. Water

Apple Martini
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. apple liqueur
Apple slice

Jersey Sour
3 oz. apple brandy
2 tbsp. sugar syrup
1 tbsp. lemon juice

Big Blue Shark
3/4 oz. blue curaçao
1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. white tequila

Long Island iced Tea
3 oz. sweet-and-sour mix
1/4 oz. white crème de menthe
1/2 oz. Plymouth Gin
1/2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. white rum
1/2 oz. white tequila
Cola
Lemon wedge
Mint sprigs

Iced Coffee Cocktail
2 oz. coffee
2 tsp. sugar
1 oz. coffee liqueur
1 cup ice (cracked)
1 oz. table cream (18%)

The Muskoka Cocktail
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. scotch
1 1/2 oz. Canadian whisky
1 tsp. maple syrup or sugar syrup
1 oz. orange juice
Dash grenadine

Canadian Mounty
1 1/2 oz. Canadian whisky
1 oz. cranberry liqueur
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 oz. orange juice

Looking for more cocktails ideas? Try our Mango Bellini (pictured above) or more of our tasty sparkling wine cocktails.


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