The 10 Absolute Best Cocktails to Drink at Your Backyard Barbecue Slideshow

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You need these drinks at your next barbecue

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Sometimes, when you’re lying by the pool or hanging out outside, all you need is a mixed drink that’s simple to make and will cool you down quickly. Or, if you like to heat things up even further, what could be better than a fiery cocktail that gives you a double dosage of spicy sauce? If you thought sriracha was only for your heaping helping of ribs, think again. You can incorporate it into a barbecue cocktail as well.

Some look for a skinny cocktail to sip by the pool, while others search for the perfect pair for their barbeque entrée. Whether you crave a spicy libation, a sweet and fruity treat, or a calorie-conscious cocktail, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 10 of the best cocktails to drink at your next backyard barbecue.

The 10 Absolute Best Cocktails to Drink at Your Backyard Barbecue

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Sometimes, when you’re lying by the pool or hanging out outside, all you need is a mixed drink that’s simple to make and will cool you down quickly. Or, if you like to heat things up even further, what could be better than a fiery cocktail that gives you a double dosage of spicy sauce? If you thought sriracha was only for your heaping helping of ribs, think again. You can incorporate it into a barbecue cocktail as well.

Some look for a skinny cocktail to sip by the pool, while others search for the perfect pair for their barbeque entrée. Whether you crave a spicy libation, a sweet and fruity treat, or a calorie-conscious cocktail, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 10 of the best cocktails to drink at your next backyard barbecue.

Americano Cocktail

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This classic low-proof cocktail is a suitable selection for a hot summer day. The mixture of Campari, sweet vermouth, and club soda make it crisp and refreshing.

Click here for the Americano Cocktail recipe.

Bleeding Mary

This icy cocktail is made by freezing bloody mary mix into ice cubes. What a creative way to use ice!

Click here for the Bleeding Mary recipe.

Citrus En Vogue Recipe

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This is a cool, light cocktail that will have your taste buds tingling while keeping your bikini body in check. If you’re looking to hang at a backyard barbecue without counting calories, this is the cocktail for you.

Click here for the Citrus En Vogue recipe.

Cucumber Gin and Tonic with Blueberries

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Have you ever thought about adding fruit to the classic gin and tonic? We’re here to tell you it’s not that crazy of an idea. In fact, it makes for an utterly refreshing and tasty summer cocktail.

Click here for the Cucumber Gin and Tonic Recipe

English Summer Cocktail

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Add a hint of English etiquette to your summer soirée with this cocktail. Pimm’s is sure to refresh!

Click here for the English Summer Cocktail.

Liquid Sunshine Cocktail

Take a little Louisiana comfort and add it to your drink. This cocktail from New York City restaurant Tipsy Parson  was originally inspired by a shipment of Louisiana citrus that the owners received as a gift from a friend who lives in New Orleans.

Click here for the Liquid Sunshine Cocktail recipe.

Pomegranate Paloma

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This drink is a spinoff of the Paloma cocktail. It’s fun, fruity, and delicious.

Click here for the Pomegranate Paloma recipe.

Spicy Basil Cocktail Recipe

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Sriracha lovers, rejoice! Now you can enjoy this zesty sauce on your meal and in your drink. Who said sriracha is just for food? The unique mixture of sriracha and Champagne will create the perfect celebratory cocktail for a backyard barbecue.

Click here for the Spicy Basil Cocktail recipe.

Whiskey Devil Cocktail

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In our opinion, jalapeño-muddled bourbon and orange soda sounds a lot like summer. A barbecue entrée accompanied by a spicy cocktail will really seal the deal at your next barbecue bash.

Click here for the Whiskey Devil Cocktail recipe.

Liquid Fireworks Cocktail

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What better way to celebrate at a backyard barbecue than by sipping on a festive cocktail? The unusual pairing of strawberry, cucumber, and blood orange make this a recipe a must-try.

This recipe is from De Rodriguez Cuba, a Miami restaurant. Click here for the recipe.