Memorial Day Weekend Boozy Food Recipes

This Memorial Day Weekend, welcome summer with an ice-cold beverage in hand and the BBQ fired and ready. If you’re keen on working a little more booze into your weekend plans, get inspired by these great food recipes, or head over to our Pinterest board for more ideas.


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

Dark and Stormy Kettle Corn
Sweet, crunchy, salty, sour—perfect for happy hour.

Hop-Seasoned Curly Fries
Beer and fried potatoes is the quintessential pub pairing. Plays well with burgers (see below).

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

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

Tequila Queso Fundido
Forget the microwaved Velveeta and reach for this gooey, tequila-laced melted cheese recipe instead.


Beer-Battered Fish Tacos
You can’t go wrong with the crispy fish featured in these beer-laced tacos.

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Burgers with Zinfandel-Onion Marmalade
Forget the ketchup, this marmalade pairs onions and Zinfandel—a perfect match for blue cheese-stuffed burgers.

Drunken Lamb Chops
Welcome barbecue season with brandy-marinated lamb.

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

Grilled Clams with Wine Bottle Sauce
The wine-bottle sauce in this recipe is incredibly easy (and fun) to make.

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
A shot of rum lends a kick to these sweet-and-spicy wings.

Porter-Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Porter-marinated pulled pork and IPA-glazed slaw make this sandwich a double hit of hops and malty goodness.

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

Shrimp and Tomato Fra Diavolo
A spicy, Italian tomato dish that pairs perfectly with chilled wine.


Campari Granita
Campari and citrus are made for each other, as demonstrated in this simple recipe for icy cold granita.

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

Cucumber Gin & Tonic Popsicles
What’s better than a classic G&T? One frozen in popsicle form! These pops bring a garden fresh flavor to dessert.

Lucano Boozy Ice Cream Sandwiches
Amaro-spiked frozen yogurt sandwiches are the ultimate treat.

India Pale Ice Cream
Hops and Belgian candi syrup create a distinctive IPA flavor in this ice cream recipe.

Orange Liqueur and Citrus Granita
Say hello to spring in dessert form.

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