The sun’s (finally) out and you’ve (finally) managed to get all your favourite gin pals, friends and family all together for a fun-filled summer barbecue, hurrah! And the only way to make this lovely day even better? With the addition of gin, of course! And we’re not talking just serving a few G&Ts… oh no, we’re talking the full shebang! Read on for some fabulous ideas on how to throw a gin-infused BBQ. Happy grilling, everyone!
How to throw a gin-themed summer barbecue
The Drinks: Party Punch
You don’t want to spend your whole BBQ faffing about making everyone's cocktails, but a summer party calls for something more exciting than a fridge full of beers and your usual g&t! The answer? Punch! You can easily whip up a big batch in advance and then just stock the freezer with tonnes of ice and let the guests help themselves.
Here are three of our favourite gin punches to try:
Strawberry Gin Smash (scroll down for recipe)
Check out our Cocktail Hub for lots more amazing gin drinks to try this weekend, from pink gin and raspberry lemonade and ginny aperol spritz to a fabulous gin-a-colada (our ginny take on the pina colada!)
The food: BBQ time!
Gone are the days when a BBQ meant a limp sausage and a blackened, dry burger. Yes, it’s time to get marinading, people! You might be pleasantly surprised to discover that gin works fantastically well with meat and savoury dishes as well as in cocktails.
Here are three of our favourite ginny BBQ recipes:
The dessert: gin ice cream and lollies!
What else could you possibly want for your summer BBQ after eating all that meat than a deliciously refreshing and light fruity ice lolly or bowl of ice cream, laced with gin? Nothing! You can make these well in advance, so you can relax on the day, too. Win.
Here are some of our best recipes for homemade gin ice cream and ice lollies:
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