May 13, 2020

Get Grilling for The Long Weekend

Image of 2 steaks on a grill

Get Grilling for The Long Weekend

The sun is finally out and our beverage partners want to make sure you have the best drink and food pairings on the menu! Indulging in these delicious drink and food combos is the perfect way to kick off the May long weekend at home.

LABATT
Make your backyard BBQ sizzle this long weekend with a delicious grilled burger and an ice cold bud. Budweiser and burgers first met in 1904 and have been crushing BBQ’s together ever since. Sit back, fire up the grill, and kick off the long weekend with this delicious pairing.

DANDURAND WINE
This bold H3 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors that lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish make it perfectly paired with fish and grilled vegetables – we recommend Wild Alaska Pollack and kale, butternut squash, and cranberries. Check out our direct order site, Instagram and Facebook for more information!

PEPSI
Grab a Pepsi and a bag of Lay’s (or two!) – the perfect side to anything coming off the grill. Pair refreshing classics like Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, 7Up, or Schweppes Ginger Ale with your BBQ creations and enjoy a safe and happy May Long Weekend at home!

TWISTED TEA 
Peach lovers, we’ve got your back. Twisted Tea Peach (yes, it’s NEW!) combines real brewed tea with the refreshing flavor of your favorite fruit. Heading to a BBQ, the golf course, or the beach? Reach for the Peach! For the May Long Weekend, pair Twisted Tea Peach with our very own Peach Back Ribs!

RED BULL
Looking for some motivation to help you push through those tedious backyard chores this weekend? The Red Bull Yellow Edition is the perfect sidekick to get you through those tasks quickly & efficiently, so you can start enjoying your patio sooner! Once the chores are done, enjoy this treat with a meal at home. We recommend Baja Fish Taco’s, served with a lime-crema, avocados and a zingy cabbage slaw. You will find yourself drifting away with the exotic fruity notes of the Red Bull Yellow Edition to your own tropical paradise.

CAMPARI GROUP
Aperol’s signature cocktail, the Aperol Spritz has an unmistakable orange hue and is a lively drink that evokes the Italian lifestyle from the aperitivo hour after work to an evening on the piazza.  The Aperol Spritz is growing in popularity and Aperol is recognized one of the fastest growing spirits in Canada.  The Aperol Spritz is easy to make at home and is a delicious low alcohol option for your summer enjoyment.  To ensure a perfect cocktail each time, just follow these simple steps:  start with a large wine glass, filled to the top with ice (more ice keeps your cocktail colder, longer and actually slows down your drink getting watery!) Add your prosecco first, a nice even pour for around 3 seconds, then add your Aperol in equal amount to your prosecco, about 2 ounces.  Then add a splash of soda, only around an ounce to help bring out the carbonation of the prosecco! Stir to combine,  ensure the drink does not appeared ‘layered’ and you have one uniform colour for one uniform flavour! And finally, add an orange slice for garnish, and enjoy!  And what should you enjoy an Aperol Spritz with? Anything salty, crunchy and crispy! The bitter sweet refreshing taste of an Aperol Spritz pairs perfectly with chips, olives, crostini with various toppings, cheese and cured meats like prosciutto & salami or even pizza!