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21 Boozy BBQ Recipes To Try

Ready. Steady. Start your barbecues…

Summer is here. The sun is out and it’s time to fire up those barbecues and grab your booze because we’ve got a whole alcohol-infused feast for you here.

We’ve got booze soaked meats and sauces. We’ve got boozy fruit cocktails and also boozy desserts to follow.

Here are 7 combos of Boozy Barbecue meals, drinks and desserts you can have a go at.

Ready. Steady. Start your barbecues…

Dry-Rubbed Ribs with Bourbon-Spiked BBQ Sauce


Courtesy of Super Golden Bakes

What’s In It?

  • 2x500g | 1.1lb racks of ribs
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp coarsely ground sea salt
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or ancho chilli powder)
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground coffee (do not use instant)

Sauce

  • 100g | 3.5oz ketchup
  • 60ml | 2fl oz white wine or cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp bourbon
  • 2 tbsp soft light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste (or use 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce)
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Go Make It Now!

 

Raspberry Mojito


Courtesy of Waitrose

What’s in it?

  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 100ml Havana Club Anejo Especial Rum
  • 50g fresh raspberries, crushed
  • essential Waitrose Club Soda
  • Sprig of mint, to garnish

Go make it now!

 

Pimm’s Ice Lollies


Courtesy of Netmums

What’s In It?

  • 300ml Pimm’s
  • 600ml lemonade (left to go flat)
  • 1 orange (and use some or the zest too), sliced
  • 20 strawberries, halved
  • ½ cucumber, sliced

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Jack and Coke Steak


Courtesy of Grilling with Rich

What’s In It?

  • 2 boneless ribeye steaks, 1 1/2” thick
  • 2 cups Coca-Cola
  • 2 ounces Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
  • Salt and pepper

Go Make It Now!

 

Limoncello-Gin Cocktail


Courtesy of A Playful Day

What’s in it?

  • 2 large sprigs fresh thyme; more for garnish
  • 1/2 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) fresh lime juice
  • 1-1/2 fl. oz. (3 Tbs.) gin,
  • 1/2 fl. oz. (1 Tbs.) limoncello

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Gin & Tonic Ice Lollies


Courtesy of A Dash of Ginger

What’s In it?

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50ml water
  • 100ml gin
  • 100ml lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 600ml tonic water
  • 10 lime slices (optional)

Go Make It Now!

 

Bacon Bourbon Meatballs


Courtesy of House Of Yumm

What’s In It?

  • 6 bacon strips
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon

Go Make It Now!

 

Bailey’s Mocha Frappucino


Courtesy of Almost Super Mom

What’s In It?

  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons fudge sauce, plus a little more for topping
  • whipped cream (optional)

Go Make it Now!

 

Sangria Frozen Fruit Cups


Courtesy of Make the Best of Everything

What’s In It?

  • 4 cups of frozen of fresh fruit
  • 1 1/2 cups of your favorite wine
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar- optional
  • Silicone Baking Cups

Go Make It Now!

 

Sriracha & Bourbon Chicken Wings Recipe


Courtesy of Girl Carnivore

What’s In It?

  • 3 lbs chicken wings
  • salt and pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups sriracha (hot chili sauce)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 honey, plus 1 tbs
  • 1/4 teas garlic powder
  • 1 teas Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teas apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup bourbon

Go Make It Now!

 

Vodka Raspberry Lemonade


Courtesy of Pretty Plain Janes

What’s In It?

  • Ice
  • 4oz Vodka
  • 1 can lemon San Pellegrino
  • 4oz raspberry syrup – or to taste (to make syrup place 12oz frozen raspberries, ⅓cup to ½cup or granulated sugar – depending on your preferred sweetness level – and 4cups water in a pan.
  • Fresh raspberries and lemon slices to garnish (optional)

Go Make It Now!

 

Strawberry & Prosecco Lollipops


Courtesy of BBC Good Food

What’s In It?

  • 400g ripe strawberries, stalks removed
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 4 tsp elderflower cordial
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 200ml Prosecco, chilled
  • 7g tub freeze-dried strawberries (optional)

Go Make It Now!

 

Beer-B-Q Chicken


Courtesy of Plain Chicken

What’s In It?

  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup beer (Miller Light) or apple juice
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (KC Masterpiece)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp hot sauce
  • 2 lbs boneless chicken or combination of chicken, sausage and pork

Go Make It Now!

 

Elderflower Prosecco


Courtesy of Great British Chefs

What’s In It?

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 30ml of gin
  • Prosecco
  • elderflower cordial
  • ice

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Champagne Jello Shots


Courtesy of 1 Fine Cookie

What’s In It?

  • Champagne
  • Boiling water
  • Unflavored gelatin
  • Optional: sparkling grape juice, sparkling cider, Sanpellegrino, sprite or ginger ale.Â
  • Optional: sprinkles
  • Optional: food coloring

Go Make It Now!

 

Whisky Burger


Courtesy of Mantitlement

What’s In It?

  • (4) 6-6½ oz. hamburger patties
  • ¼ c. whiskey
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 8 thick-sliced pieces of yellow American cheese
  • 2 large vidalia onions, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. reserved bacon fat
  • 1 t. salt
  • 4 hamburger buns

 

Go Make It Now!

 

Strawberry Sangria


Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

What’s In It?

  • 8 cups fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups sparkling water, chilled
  • 1 orange, sliced

Go Make it Now!

 

Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Dip


Courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling

What’s In It?

  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ½ c. powdered sugar
  • ¼ c. Baileys Irish Cream
  • ⅓ c. mini chocolate chips

Go Make It Now!

 

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Apple Cider Sauce


Courtesy of Caramel Potatoes

What’s In It?

  • 1 (4-6 pound) pork shoulder or pork butt, twine or netting removed (boneless or bone in – either works)
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke (hickory flavor – look for it by the barbecue sauces)
  • 2 medium yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Ingredients for Apple Cider Sauce

  • 1/2 cup pan broth (see instructions below)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (such as tabasco)
  • 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Go Make It Now!

 

Very Berry Spritzer


Courtesy of Deliciously Sprinkled

What’s In It?

  • 1 bag frozen mixed berries
  • 1 2 Liter Lemon-Lime soda
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • 4 paper straws

Go Make It Now!

 

Wine Infused Strawberries


Courtesy of Totally the Bomb

What’s In It?

  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • 1 cup white chocolate
  • 1 cup strawberry wine
  • 20 plastic pipette tubes

Go Make It Now!

 

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Written by Mila

Decoding the million wonderful & inspiring stories within the quirky world of art, design & pop culture. Former Deputy Editor & Author at Joyenergizer

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