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You know summer is here when it’s time that you and your best grillfriends gather ‘round for another summer BBQ. Well, it’s officially grilling season, and to help you plan your next backyard cookout, we’re serving up seven summer BBQ recipes to complete your menu. So, fire up the grill already—you’ll need it running all the way through dessert!


To kick off your next summer BBQ, we suggest starting the party with this recipe for Mountain Berry Mojitos to serve your guests as they arrive. We’re mixing up this classic drink with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and Kodiak Cakes Mountain Berry Syrup. This refreshing drink can be enjoyed with or without alcohol, making it a fantastic mocktail option for the kids! And don’t forget to put a few berries aside for garnish!


If you’re having a hard time rounding up the kids for dinner when they’re too busy playing lawn games, just tell them you have some hot Breakfast Sausage Dippers, and they’ll come running. This recipe is a family favorite, and the perfect appetizer to kick off your summer BBQ. All you need is Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk and Honey Flapjack and Waffle Mix, mini sausages, and maple syrup for dipping to tie over your hunger until the main entrée is ready!


While your burger patties or chicken cook on the grill, make sure to prep this Hamburger Buns recipe ahead of time using Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes so the buns are baked by the time the meat is ready to serve. If you want to go the extra mile, set your cooked meat aside and cover with foil to keep warm before placing your sliced hamburger buns on the grill to toast for about 10-15 seconds, or until lightly browned, before serving.


Hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken sandwiches—they’re summer BBQ menu classics. But if there’s one thing that will make your BBQ memorable this year, it will be surprising your guests with our recipe for Grilled BBQ Apricot Glazed Ribs. This recipe blends the sweet taste of apricots from Kodiak Cakes Apricot Fruit Syrup with the smoky taste of BBQ pork ribs. If you’re the grill master behind this rack of ribs, make sure to set some aside for yourself before serving to make sure you don’t miss out!


To complement the main spread of recipes served at your summer BBQ, we suggest dressing up a side of greens with our Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe. This simple dressing takes just five minutes to make, and it is sure to give your salad dish the touch of summer it needs. All you have to do is thicken ½ cup red wine vinegar with Kodiak Cakes Raspberry Fruit Syrup and olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.


Cornbread is a tasty side at just about any time of the year for good reason—it pairs well with almost anything! This Grilled Cornbread recipe has the perfect hint of BBQ flair to keep your summer BBQ guests coming back for seconds. All you have to do is brush your baked loaf of Kodiak Cakes Homestead Style Cornbread with honey and place it inside a heated grill for 5-10 minutes. Once your loaf has crystalized with grill stripes, serve it warm with butter or, even better, honey butter.


After you’ve had time to fill up on dinner and squeeze in a game of horseshoes, light up the fire pit and get ready to top off the evening with a sweet treat! In honor of grilling season, we suggest whipping up this recipe for Grilled Peaches and Granola for dessert. Our Cinnamon Oat Power Cakes Mix gives this granola the perfect hint of cinnamon to complement warm grilled peaches and vanilla ice cream. Serve it all together in one bowl, curl up with a blanket around the warm fire, and enjoy!

What other summer BBQ recipes do you have lined up for your next cookout? Tag us in your creations on Instagram and Facebook using @kodiakcakes and #kodiakcakes!

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