Sweet Heat Summer Menu

By Coco Morante / Photography By Coco Morante | Last Updated May 30, 2018
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It’s summertime and, as the song goes, the living is easy. And in this area, outdoor dining is the best way both to enjoy the sweet heat of summer and to linger with friends for the cooldown of the day.

Why not cook up a casual meal starring these modern takes on backyard BBQ staples, complete with a little sweet heat of their own? Kick it off with a craft jalepeño-infused ginger cocktail. Then heat up your menu with Asian-inspired baby back ribs that pack some extra heat, and douse those sticky delights with cool Southwestern-style coleslaw. Top it off with a refreshing bowl of seasonal berries with lime crème, and summer has officially started!

Dark & Spicy Jalapeño Ginger Cocktail

This cocktail starts with homemade jalapeño ginger syrup. The syrup makes enough for a dozen cocktails, and you can scale the ingredients in the cocktail recipe to serve as many people as you like....

Hoisin Chili Baby Back Ribs

These sweet-heat baby back ribs are marinated with an overnight rub of brown sugar and Chinese Five-Spice, then brushed with a hoisin-garlic glaze. A dollop of sambal oelek adds just the right amount...

Sweet and Sour Coleslaw

This sweet and sour coleslaw reminds us of summertime Southwest favorites, with fresh additions of cilantro and lime to cut the sweetness of the brown sugar in the dressing. It also takes advantage of...

Fresh Berry Trio with Lime Whipped Cream

U-pick em, you buy ‘em, you grow ‘em ... they are all berry, berry delicious and in season! Top with a simple lime whipped cream.
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