Backyard Barbecues and BG: Match Made in Heaven

Barbecue and Cocktails

Summer is officially here, and that means one thing: backyard barbecue time. Whether you’re a full-blown carnivore chomping at the bit for some daylong smoked brisket or an environmentally conscious vegan who loves to light up the grill for vegetable kebabs and corn, BG Reynolds is here to provide the highest quality mixers for your summer adventure. Our options range from our classic and approachable Original Orgeat to the robust and authentic Cinnamon syrup. Whatever your summer barbecue needs are, let our handcrafted passion help you out. For some fun ideas, check out these awesome barbecue and cocktail mashups!

Pulled Pork Barbecue and a Hurricane

Do we even have to sell you on this mashup?  Pulled pork is an American classic, and there’s no better way to whip up a batch than on your backyard grill. The Hurricane is a New Orleans legacy crafted to cool you down on those brutally hot summer days. Together they represent the perfect storm—(pun intended)—for your next backyard bash.

We love our pulled pork in more of the Carolina-tradition, so check out this amazing recipe to get those taste buds flowing. But before you fire up the grill, make sure to mix up your Hurricane ahead of time. I mean, I guess you can cook without a cocktail, but…why?

For the best Hurricane, snag a cocktail shaker, and mix together 2 oz dark rum, 2 oz  light rum, 1.5 oz BG Reynolds Passion Fruit, 1 oz fresh orange juice, 1 oz lime juice, ½ oz BG Reynolds Rich Demerara, and ½ oz BG Reynolds Lush Grenadine. Strain that mixture into a large glass with as much crushed ice as you’d like. If you want to take this adventure to the next level, top that all off with a splash of 151 rum and get to work on that pulled pork masterpiece.

Grilled Cauliflower Wedges and a Moscow Mule

We love simple cocktails and simpler recipes. You can’t get much simpler than a 5-ingredient vegetarian grilling dish to go with a 5-ingredient cocktail.

First things first, let’s get that Moscow Mule running. Or walking—what exactly is it that mules do, anyways?  Regardless, all you’ll need for this summer cocktail is 1 ½ oz vodka, ½ oz lime juice, ½ cup ginger beer, 2 oz BG Reynolds Wild Ginger, and a few ice cubes. You don’t even need to shake this cocktail—just pour the vodka, lime juice, ginger beer, and BG Reynolds Wild Ginger over ice cubes in a mug, stir it around a bit, and sip on your perfect summer cocktail.

After that’s all set, fire up the grill and get to work on this incredibly easy grilled cauliflower recipe. It’s perfect for the vegetarian looking for a tasty option or the omnivore in need of some variety in their life, and the turmeric in the recipe is an ideal match for our BG Reynolds Wild Ginger.

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We hope this will kick off your summer of grilling and cocktailing, but let us know what wild mash ups you come up with this season. We’re always on the hunt for new ideas, so feel free to drop us a line and your creation could make our blog!  Happy grilling, America.