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Father’s Day Drink Pairings for the Grill

Father’s Day Drink Pairings for the Grill

Father’s Day might be the most important grilling holiday of the year (OK, maybe second in line behind the Fourth of July, but you get the idea), and no family feast is complete without a little refreshment.

Take this opportunity to grill up the best meat and pair it with the tastiest libations under the hot summer sun.

Beer + Burger

Look, some dads like to keep it simple, and we aren’t arguing with that. If he’s one of those “I stick to my domestic light beer and nothing else, thank you very much” types of dads, take this holiday as an opportunity to broaden his horizons. A hoppy IPA can bring out the pepper and herbs in our Rub Some Burger Seasoning for an all-out taste bud blitz. Try our American Royal Bacon Mozzarella Burger for a meal deemed worth of the BBQ King of the Cul-de-sac!

mozzarella burger

Whiskey + Ribs

Tennessee whiskey can be a little on the sweeter side, which complements that smoky rib flavor perfectly. How about adding a Sweet Heat Rib Rub by 2019 American Royal Invitational Grand Champion, Mudville BBQ to round it out? A rub from California and whiskey from Tennessee make your meal like a road trip across America, right in your backyard.

St. Louis Style Ribs

Steak + Wine

Dad pretends he drinks red wine because it’s high-class, but we all know his doctor just recommended it for the antioxidants. Either way, a little steak and vino pairing is a nice way to make Father’s Day dinner feel a little more like a celebration. When it comes to choosing that wine, the herbs in your steak seasoning are the key. Try a little Boar’s Night Out White Lightning Double Garlic Butter (the winningest rub on the Steak Cookoff Association Circuit) will do great with a Pinot Noir or Merlot.

Iced Tea + Chicken

Leaving liquor out of the equation? Iced tea paired with the blend of spices in the Loot N’ Booty Gold Star Chicken Rub is a great way to stay cool in the summer heat without sacrificing flavor. Our Spatchcock Chicken With Grilled Lemon recipe is a great place to start.

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