What drink pairs best with barbecue?

If you’re hosting (or just going to) a Labor Day barbecue this weekend, step aside from the beer and mix up a drink with spiced rum, which is sure to complement the smoky flavors from the grill.

Sailor Jerry East Coast Ambassador Daniel “Gravy” Thomas can explain why:

“Beer is everyone’s go-to at their barbecue, but is it the most refreshing? Bourbon everyone thinks of because of the spirits’ southern roots, but spiced rum gives foodies an extra layer of cinnamon, vanilla and sugar  — all found in many BBQ sauces.”

Enjoy the last hurrahs of summer with this easy-peasy recipe that will elevate your simple glass of sunshine.

Sailor Jerry Backyard Lemonade

Backyard-Lemonade-1_slide2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced rum
4 parts fresh (still) lemonade

Build in a rocks-filled highball glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Other spiced rums we love


Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum ($20)

Malibu Island Spiced ($17)



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