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Kick off Memorial Day Weekend and welcome the summer with these delectable booze-infused bites as well as refreshing cocktails. Your annual barbecue will never be the same.


Arak Drizzled Heirloom Tomatoes The anise-flavored spirit lends a pop of flavor to this summery snack.

Boozy Nut Butter and Jam Sandwich That childhood favorite, the PB&J, gets a boost of bourbon in this boozy sandwich.

IPA Watermelon Skewers Add a splash of beer to your batch of watermelon, and you’ve got these IPA-spiked watermelon skewers.

Rye Whiskey Refrigerator Pickles Quick and easy pickles with a kick.


Brazilian Fried Chicken A generous pour of white wine lends an update on the South American classic.

Giant Prawns with Preserved Lemon, Herbs and Brandy Flambée your way to deliciousness via this recipe from writer Melissa Clark.

Maple Stout Baby Back Ribs Beer-spiked barbecue sauce lends some finger-licking goodness to these slow-roasted ribs.

Plum and Rum-Glazed Chicken Wings Give summery wings a kick with a shot of rum.

Salmon a la Plancha with Citrus-Dill Vodka Marinade A zippy citrus-dill-vodka marinade brightens this grilled salmon dish.

Tacos Capeados A Mexican lager—laced batter for juicy fish tacos.


Caramelized Pineapple Shortcake Shortcake is the darling of the dessert tray, thanks to a good glug of rum and spoonfuls of caramelized pineapple.

Imperial Milk Stout Sorbet With Blackberry-Fig Jam Satisfy your sweet tooth with this excellent recipe from Salt & Straw.

Negroni-Poached Peaches With Crumble Make it a bittersweet summer with this Negroni-spiked dessert.

Piña Colada Popsicles A cool summer treat inspired by the classic tropical drink.

Strawberry Champagne Soup This Strawberry Champagne Soup makes for a particularly spectacular, and simple to make, dessert.


Birds of Paradise This light and fruity cocktail captures summer vacation in a glass.

Coconut Margarita An extra beachy Margarita.

Grandpa’s Sun Tea Cocktail A batchable amaro-rich cocktail for summer.

The Lushy Machine Strawberries and red wine syrup make this gin slushy divine.

Seven-Day Weekend A little sweet heat courtesy of a green chile vodka meets the richness of passion fruit and papaya in this summer medley.

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