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Best Alcohol & BBQ Pairings

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There’s nothing quite like the smooth, smoky flavors of BBQ followed by an ice-cold refreshing beer! Alcohol and BBQ go hand in hand, so if you’re not a beer fan, there are many other BBQ and alcohol pairings out that might just strike your fancy. Read below to find your perfect liquor and barbecue combination next time your order out! 

Booze & BBQ
The classic pairings of red wine to red meat, and white wine to light, just doesn’t cut it anymore! BBQ goes a little deeper with its sweet and bold flavors. Take your BBQ experience to the next level with these pairings: 

  • Cocktails: Smoked meat, like smoked pulled pork, pork belly, and even smoked sausage, tastes excellent with rich, bold flavors like whiskey, rum, and bourbon. Top off each drink with a darker based soda to make a refreshing cocktail! Aged whiskey will make your BBQ feel even more authentic! 
  • Wine: As stated earlier, red wine and white win have their classic pairings of red and light meat. If you’re a wine lover looking for a lighter taste, go for a rose to match with the sweet and tangy BBQ flavors, like pulled pork. Wine can pair with so many other flavors, however. Rose is super versatile and tastes good with all different kinds of flavors, like a smoked pepper. For example, try it with a lemon pepper chicken to experience that sweet and salty savory flavor. 
  • Beer: Skip the watered-down beer, and upgrade to something that will enhance your BBQ experience. Pulled Pork and Ribs have very intense flavors that can’t be matched with just your average beer. Try an American pale ale for a more citrusy taste to accent the notes of sweetness with its strong hops. Beer works as a great palate cleanser, especially IPA’s. 

Consider Southbank Original Barbecue to take your event to the next level! We offer the tastiest favorites such as pulled pork, drummies, wings, ribs, and much more. Mosey on down to 129 E Hydraulic Street, Yorkville, IL 60560. We’re open late every night look forward to serving you. Call (630) 385-2477 for questions and reservations. For more information visit our website at