If you’re planning on hosting or attending a backyard BBQ this summer, we have some suggestions on what you should be drinking. We’d usually suggest an ice-cold Texas beer, since we love a cooler full of cold ones just as much as the next guy, but beer is only the beginning of a wide selection of fine refreshments to accompany your Q.
We told y’all about the fine Texas wineries that call the Lone Star State home, so why not pick up a few bottles at your nearest H-E-B or Spec’s and bring those to the party. From heavy reds to refreshing sangrias, a glass of wine pairs well with a slow-smoked slice of beef brisket or a sweet and savory slice of pecan pie.
Wine’s neighborly cousin, Champagne, also adds an element of sophistication to your backyard BBQ. It is a party after all, so pop open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate hanging out with friends and family and chowing down on some delicious slow-smoked meats.
Another great drink for a backyard party is a fresh and frozen margarita. Try mixing up a batch of Levi’s famous watermelon margaritas. It’s a recipe that will not disappoint. Non-frozen margaritas are also a nice choice for guests who prefer their tequila on the rocks.
If you’re more of a bourbon or vodka fan, mix up a party punch for the big day. You can choose from a variety of juices and sparkling mixers to create a concoction that suits you and your guests. Don’t forget to throw in some fresh fruit into your punch too. Whoever gets the fruit at the end of the night is in for a good surprise.
While no backyard BBQ is complete with at least a six-pack of Shiner, try broadening your drink options this summer. You’ll be surprised how well they pair with the BBQ classics.