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BBQ Recipe Inspiration

SrirachaLimeChickenChoppedSalad
Siracha Lime Chicken Salad  with Grilled Pineapple by http://lexiscleankitchen.com

Nothing says summer like a cookout! The warm, sunny weather is the perfect excuse to gather your friends and family to host an outdoor summer Barbeque. 

If you’re looking forward to hosting a BBQ this summer, then you might be searching for dishes to prepare! Well, I’ve rounded up a few mouthwatering recipes {with vegetarian options} to help make you the culinary star of any summer cookout! 

Hope you are inspired by these colorful summer-friendly picks!


grilled corn salad
Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Vinaigrette by http://carpeseason.com
Chicken skewers with dip
Paleo-Friendly & Gluten Free Chicken Kabobs by http://www.tartineandapronstrings.com
Vegan and Vegetarian sliders
Vegan & Vegetarian Friendly Black Eyed Peas Sliders by http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com
potato wedges
Spicy Potato Wedges by http://ahouseinthehills.com

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Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

I am so excited to officially embrace summer with a cocktail in hand! This margarita recipe is perfect for Friday’s post-work sunset cocktails or for Saturday BBQ-ing with friends. The key is choosing a good quality Tequila {I chose Avión}, and then adding two simple ingredients. Serve with a complimentary garnish and bright cocktail napkins and this drink will be the life of the party!

Blood Orange Margarita Ingredients:

Directions:  Add Avión Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, and Blood Orange Juice to a martini shaker with ice. Shake well and serve over ice with Simple & Crisp garnish. Festive cocktail napkins recommended.

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Coconut Water & Strawberry Cocktail

Coconut Water + Muddled Strawberry Cocktail by Fashionable Hostess

After a girlfriend of mine raved about this fabulous coconut water cocktail she had on her recent trip to Miami, I got inspired to search the internet for a coconut water cocktail that sounded equally as yummy, hydrating, and (in my mind at least!) healthy. What I found: a Coconut Water & Muddled Strawberry Cocktail recipe that tastes as good as it looks!

How to serve this cocktail: At a dinner party in glass martini glasses with gorgeous garnish, or for daytime, serve at a backyard party in a large pitcher! I chose to garnish mine with a lime wedge but feel free to add garnish that suits your theme like an umbrella or swirly straw!

Coconut Water & Muddled Strawberry Cocktail Ingredients: [makes 4 drinks or 1 small pitcher]

  • 8 ounces Absolut Cherrykran (or your preferred vodka)
  • 1 mini bottle (187 ML) of Villa Jolanda Rose Moscato (or Sparkling Wine of your choice)
  • 12 strawberries
  • 4 teaspoon Agave
  • 4 cups coconut water [I chose Vita Coco]
  • 8 basil leaves chopped
  • 8 mint leaves chopped
  • 2 limes- 1 juiced and 1 for garnish
  • 8 ice cubes or 2 small cups of ice

Ingredients - Coconut Water + Muddled Strawberry Cocktail by Fashionable Hostess Coconut Water & Muddled Strawberry Cocktail Directions:

Muddle strawberries in a bowl until mostly mushed. Add Agave, basil and mint. Mix well. Transfer to large pitcher and add remaining ingredients. Pour equal parts into martini glasses (or glasses of your choice). Use a spoon to add strawberries and greens to each glass. Slice lime. Garnish on rims. Serve.

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