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27 Delicious Labor Day Cookout Ideas

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27 Delicious Labor Day Cookout Ideas
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The last unofficial weekend of the summer is upon us and if you are American, that probably means gearing up for a fun Labor Day cookout.

When thinking about catering for larger numbers for an informal and relaxed event, don’t get hung up on haute cuisine. Think about seasonal vegetables, good cuts of meat and marinades and you won’t go far wrong. We have just the tips to pull off a BBQ like a pro so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff.

If you’re planning on throwing a party at your house or even heading over to friends, take look at this list of simple recipes. We take you right through, from refreshing drinks, including beer–based cocktails, to the best BBQ recipes, plus tasty side dishes and some fruity desserts.

So make up a batch of cooling cocktails, roll up your sleeves and let us entice you into the kitchen however briefly, leaving you to enjoy the satisfying results. You’re sure to pull off a memorable and relaxed event.

Happy Labor Day!

27 Delicious Labor Day Cookout Ideas

4 Refreshing Summer Drinks

Four refreshing summer drinks that can be made up in batches ahead of the event make these a good choice if you're having a big crowd over.

8 Beer Cocktail Recipes

If you enjoy a refreshing beer, try mixing things up a bit with these 8 beer cocktails.

5 Easy Grilling Recipes

Grill up some simple classics like corn, chicken drumsticks and kebabs. These recipes will take the heat out of any strenuous preparation.

5 Barbeque Side Dishes

It's not all about the grill – make sure you balance out the offering with some tasty side dishes. Or if you're attending a cook out you'll always be popular turning up with one of these thoughtful dishes.

5 Fruity Desserts

This selection of light fruity desserts is a perfect way to end a cookout.

If you've got Vegan guests coming check out our Vegan BBQ guide.

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