Summer sips: The best drinks to make for your bbq

Delicious bbq favorites
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Delicious bbq favorites

Watermelon wanted

"There is not much more to say about the most amazing little cup of goodness you have ever tasted. It is refreshing, light and so flavorful. It will leave you cool on a hot summer day and you may even find yourself turning the cup upside down to get every last little sip humanly possible!" -Kitchen Belleicious 

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Coconut fun

"Daiquiris are one of the most simple classic cocktails you can make.  And look, we're talking traditional daiquiris, the ones that were invented in the late 18th century. ." - Probably This 

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Ginger bliss

"Another one of my favorite summer cocktails is a Daiquiri!  Not the frozen ones that are made with lots of sugar and food coloring, but a classic daiquiri like the ones Hemmingway used to drink!  " - Gastronomista

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Grapefruit greatness 

"This grapefruit drink is a healthy, refined sugar free alternative to soda.  You can enjoy with or without the alcohol, depending on your preference.If you are having friends over for a dinner party or backyard BBQ, using fresh juice and pure, natural sweeteners, like raw honey, in your drinks is a great way to still enjoy!" - Colorful Eats 

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Margarita mood

"So, to inspire all of you to get together here’s a strawberry margarita  that is perfect for your festivities." - Endlessly Elated

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Pineapple orange creamsicle smoothie

"This pineapple orange creamsicle smoothie is a creamy, 5 ingredient smoothie tastes like a tropical cocktail and an orange julius!" - With Salt and Wit

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Blueberry lemonade parade

"If you had to think of a signature drink of summer, what would it be?  For me, I’d immediately respond lemonade! I’ve figured out a way to make an incredible flavored lemonade in record time thanks to a delicious shortcut.  My Blueberry Lemonade requires just four ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare." - Melanie Makes 

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Summer, the perfect time to have your friends over, lay out under the sun, eat lots of great food and reminisce on good times. Otherwise known as, bbq season! The summer weekends, as fast as they come and go, are some of the best opportunities for some great sun soaked bbqs. Whether you're hosting your own or going to your friends and family's, bbqs are always full of fun, laughter and of course, tons of tasty treats.

Our bloggers at the Lifestyle Collective know how great these festivities are and want you prepared! Take a look at our gallery of some of the best drinks to have at your summer bbq. Take a jug to your best friends cookout or serve some at your own, these will be guaranteed party favorites.

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Juicy Lucy Burger

"The signature burger of Minneapolis, the Juicy Lucy, is a cheeseburger with a twist: instead of the cheese being on top of the burger, it is sealed inside the patty!" Olivia's Cuisine

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Juicy Lucy Burger

"The signature burger of Minneapolis, the Juicy Lucy, is a cheeseburger with a twist: instead of the cheese being on top of the burger, it is sealed inside the patty!" Olivia's Cuisine

Get the recipe from Olivia's Cuisine

Mushroom Burgers with Chickpeas

"These mushroom burgers are filled with sautéed chestnut mushrooms, chickpeas, walnuts, onions and herbs – a veggie burger taste sensation!" Delicious From Scratch 

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St Louis Cut Smoked Ribs

"I'm somewhat of a purist when it comes to making ribs ... a bit of a heavily salted dry rub, and no, absolutely not, any sauce.  Shame on you for wanting to sauce ribs that have been perfectly smoked." Have Her Over For Dinner

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Slow-Cooked Pulled Brisket

"Seriously, who can resist this southern classic? It’s comfort food at its best, in the form of meat that melts in your mouth! I’m telling you, it can’t get any better than that." Olivia's Cuisine

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Black Coffee BBQ Sauce

"There’s coffee. In this. BBQ Sauce. You never have to choose between the two again! And it’s perfect for just about anything this 4th of July and beyond." Wit and Vinegar

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Bourbon Bacon Baked Beans

"What is Summer without baked beans! Bourbon Bacon Baked Beans? Even better." The Cookie Rookie

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Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

"I love all the various flavors, textures, and vibrant colors of the vegetables.  Food is so enjoyable when it’s both tasty and gorgeous, don’t you think?" Garnish & Glaze

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Cheddar and Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread

"This Cheddar and Cream Cheese Skillet Cornbread will have you reaching for just “one more piece” again and again." Melanie Makes

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Tomatillo Avocado Salsa

"If you are feeling me and need to make dinner out of salsa then there is no better option than this. If you cook Mexican food with any regularity than you probably have almost everything you need to make it in your kitchen right now." Hola Jalapeno

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Potato Chip Crusted Baked Onion Rings

"With a crunchy, well-seasoned, potato chip battered crust, and juicy, tender onions at their centers, these onion rings are crispy, oven-fried perfection." Fork Knife Swoon

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Oven Fried Spicy Pickles with Chipotle Ranch

"So if, like me, you don't have access to the treasure of the South that is fried pickles, give these a try. If you are in the South, also give these a try. But then go get some real fried pickles too (and send me some). You can never have too many pickles." The Whole Bite

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S'mores Stuffed Chocolate Krispie Treats

"These S’mores Stuffed Chocolate Krispie Treats are the perfect mash-up of two favorite summertime sweets." Melanie Makes

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4th of July Cake Roll

"This 4th of July Cake Roll is the perfect patriotic dessert, and one that all of your guests or family will go crazy over. Friends, family, fireworks… and cake. That’s what it’s all about!" Taste and Tell

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DIY Ice Cream Sandwich

"Make the perfect ice cream sandwich! All you need is your favorite ice cream and Sweet Loren’s cookies." Sweet Loren's

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BBQ Grill Cupcakes

"They taste incredible, are super fun to make" Public Lives, Secret Recipes 

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Lavender Lemonade

"Lemonade is our go-to summer drink of choice but this summer we’re mixing it up with a lavender infused flavor!" Public Lives, Secret Recipes

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Coconut Milk Rum Punch

"This recipe is a play on that classic, using rum as the base spirit, and coconut milk for the creamy portion, so you can feel just a little bit better about yourself while you booze it up this morning." Probably This

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Bajan Rum Punch

"Since it's now officially Summer, I thought it was only necessary to share the recipe to my all time favorite drink! I may be biased but there's nothing quite like a Bajan rum punch!" I Am Bornlippy

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