3 delicious summer cocktails you can make on the grill

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By: Teresa Strasser Posted: 11:14 PM, Jun 22, 2017

If you love the taste of something fresh off the grill during the summer, don't just limit said grill to burgers and buns – start grilling your cocktails! Grilling your drinks adds a different flavor profile and kick; not to mention doing it for guests makes you look really cool at your pool party. Let Teresa Strasser and Mixologist Andrew De Neef show you how to cook up your drinks on the bar-b to intoxicating perfection.

1. Grilled Gazpacho Bloody Mary

Class up your Bloody Mary by adding a culinary twist!

You'll Need:

Red bell pepper

Onion

Poblano pepper

Zucchini

Plum tomatoes

Lemon

Vodka

Worcestershire sauce

Put your veggies on the grill, getting a nice amount of char on them. Then put your ingredients into a blender and blend until it turns into a soup.

Chill your soup overnight (hence the Gazpacho in the title) – then the next day add ice cubes, 1.5 ozs. of vodka, and a couple teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce. Top the drink with a dash of hot sauce and enjoy the heightened flavors of your Bloody culi-Mary – see what we did there?

2. Grilled Peach Bourbon Smash

Get your Southern charm on with this grilled version of a summer classic, especially since grilling your fruits helps carmelize sugars, bringing out tasty flavors, not to mention enhancing your beverage.

You'll Need:

Peaches

Lemons

Bourbon

Simple syrup

Mint

Ginger ale

Grill up a peach and your lemons then mash up your grilled peach in a cocktail shaker. This releases the flavors of the peach, helping it get better acquainted with the bourbon later.

Add bourbon, ice, more grilled/sliced peaches, and a bit of simple syrup to your shaker. Then squeeze in a lemon and add mint. Shake up the mix, strain, and then top the glass off with the sparkle of some ginger ale. Yes please!

3. Grilled Pineapple Mai Tai

You know how much you love grilled pineapple with your dinner – so why not enjoy it in your favorite drink!

You'll Need:

Pineapple

Lime

Gold Rum

Silver Rum

Triple Sec

Almond syrup

Chip your pineapple into rows, then cubes; then grill them along with a lime. Then squeeze the juice from both the pineapple and the lime into a shaker.

Add your rums, and your triple sec; then add a half once of almond syrup. Shake then pour over ice and garnish with your lime and pineapple.

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