Spice Up Your BBQ With These Unique Drink Pairings

Are you looking to elevate your BBQ experience? If so, look no further than pairing your favorite barbecued foods with the perfect drink. There are tons of drink pairings that will go great with any type of grilled and smoked meats! 

Below are some unique drink pairings so you can impress everyone next time you are enjoying delicious BBQ feast with friends and family!

Red Wine

Nothing goes together quite like a juicy cut of meat and a glass of red wine. The savory texture of the meat combines perfectly with the rich character of red wine. In addition, the tannins in the wine help cut through the meat’s fat, rendering it lighter and bringing out all its delicious flavors. If you’re looking for the perfect red wine to pair with your BBQ, look no further than a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon or a versatile Merlot. 


Rosé is the perfect summer wine – its light texture and taste are a lovely compliment to rich, meaty flavors. Whether you’re grilling chicken, ribs or burgers, a cold glass of rosé will elevate your meal. With an ample variety of dry and sweet rosés in the market, there’s sure to be a perfect match for your BBQ spread.

Stouts And Porters

Stouts and porters are a great option if you’re looking for a heartier beer to pair with your BBQ. The roasted malt in these beers will help cut through the fat of grilled meats, and the darker flavors can complement smoky sauces and spices.


The oaky, robust and sometimes smoky flavors of bourbon make it an excellent pairing for your barbecue meal.  Its sweet undernotes are a great way to balance the salty flavors of barbecued meats. Whether on the rocks or mixed with refreshing ingredients like ginger beer or club soda, you can’t go wrong with a bourbon-based drink to enjoy at your favorite BBQ joint or at-home cookout! 

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