· Food For Thought
Booze & Barbecue ... A Beautiful Thing

Today we’re chatting about booze and barbecue. Take that however you want: cooking with liquor, pairing drinks with barbecued goods, drinking while grilling… We suggest that last one takes place in moderation; otherwise, you’ll be rocking some pretty bad-ass grill marks. On your face. Who knows, though. That might just be the next trend, so maybe don’t write it off entirely.

On that note, here we’ve got a recipe for Tequila-Lime Chicken Wings, and it’s best if you enjoy a margarita (or two, see fashion tip, above) while prepping them.

Tequila Lime Chicken Wings

 

To make the perfect margarita, pour two ounces good-quality blanco tequila, one ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec, and one ounce of fresh lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, and strain into a salt-rimmed glass.

If you’re heading to a barbecue where someone else will be cooking for you, first, get them to invite us, too, and second, don’t forget to bring a cooler full of booze along with you. It’s the only way to guarantee you’ll be invited back.

Brander Portable Coolers

We looovvveee the combination of barbecue and booze so we've put together a few suggestions for the perfect booze-barbecue foods match making. 

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Here are Bon Appetit’s suggestions for those non-beer lovers out there (AKA: monsters!), and here are 25 awesome BBQ-Friendly Cocktails from Canadian Living.