The Perfect Barbeque

The weather is heating up around here. It’s finally summer! So where are Arizonans during the hot summer days? Poolside, of course. Which brings me to the important part – barbecue essentials! No pool day is complete without delicious meats and treats. A little something cool, a little something hot, and the perfect summer cocktail to compliment it all.


There are definitely a billion different delicious options here but I’m going to give you my go-to secrets. Although I suppose it won’t be a secret anymore so TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

The perfect appetizers:

  • Tortilla chips and my homemade guacamole (similar- HERE)
  • Balsamic corn and roasted tomato salad (similar – HERE)

Main course:

  • Marinaded beef skewers with assorted bell peppers, red onion, and baby tomatoes – (yummy marinade for your beef – HERE)
  • Grilled portobello mushrooms – like THIS

The “summerest” cocktails of them all:

  • My Prickly Pear Tea – just add some local prickly pear syrup to a natural/organic unsweetened tea and VOILA!  Without any alcohol, this is super tasty but much better with vodka, for my purposes of course
  • The good old Moscow Mule. Because beer warms up wayyyy too fast, in my humble opinion

Now go get yourself a pool floatie like the pink donut I just bought (HERE), maybe a flamingo, swam, pretzel, ice cream sandwich… Yes- they make them ALL and I NEED THEM. Grab your best friends and have a blast!

Tag our Instagram in your photos and show us your bbq skills! Instagram: @eliterestaurants

Cheers and Bon Appétit, Food Lovers!

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