Say Goodbye to traditional BBQ fare and say Hello to the gourmet BBQ Cocktail Party.
That’s what you’ll be doing next time you crank up the BBQ for a big occasion. Pair your favourite cocktails with a BBQ tasting menu to offer your guests a completely new culinary experience, and leave them in awe of your cocktail brilliance.
Here’s the scoop on how to impress friends and family by hosting your very own gourmet BBQ cocktail party with a little help fromCocktail Collective.
Start off lightand welcome your guests with a glass of classicFrench 75while they graze off fruit, cheese and antipasto platters. Relaxed, sophisticated and decadent, it’s the perfect starter for the smorgasbord ahead.
Follow up with a refreshingMoscow Mulewhile serving salads, noodles and sides. This is the perfect cocktail match for a light entree and a great way to ease your guests into the next stage of your gourmet BBQ cocktail party.
Introducing the main course, considering matching seafood with aBeachcomberto continue the beach vibe, giving your guests a taste of summer all year round.
For a change of pace (and cuisine), consider including Mexican influences into your gourmet BBQ menu. Nachos, burritos and tacos are the perfect match for the ever-popularMargarita, plus they make a great addition to any BBQ.
To satisfy the carnivores, serve your meat dishes with aBourbon Old Fashioned. A great choice for all BBQ meats, this is particularly suited to pork ribs, juicy steak and a good old spit roast.
Have a breather as you move into dessert, inviting your guests to finish off their gourmet BBQ cocktail party with an impressiveLemon Drop Martini, the quintessential dessert cocktail.
If Lemon Drop's aren't your thing, don't forget about the ultimate after-dinner delight, The Espresso Martini. Pair your drink with a clutch of Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans, to create an all-round indulgent after-dinner cocktail experience.