We have a sad broken gas BBQ at the bottom of the garden, soon to be replaced by a traditional Kettle style coal one! The food just tastes different (and better) on a coal BBQ don't you think! Hopefully we'll get one just in time for National BBQ week!
Why not get some friends round during the week and celebrate it being national BBQ week with a drink or two from Echo Falls! They've created a great guide to help get things off to a great start!
GRILL power! Be Queen of the BBQ this May with Echo Falls
Calling all BBQ lovers! With the 20th National BBQ week kicking off on 30th May, what better way to celebrate than with some alfresco dining with the girls? Reclaim the flame from the men, and become the ultimate Queen of the tongs with these top tips from Echo Falls:
Try this irresistible but simple twist for Echo Falls White Peach & Mango Fruit Fusion (RRP. £3.95, Tesco) - pour 70ml of the Fruit Fusion into a large wine glass, add 20ml Elderflower cordial, stir and top with soda water. Ban those pesky insects from landing in your drink by placing an upside down cupcake case over the top of your wine glass as a cover. Practical and pretty!
Cooking the perfect sausage or burger is not a race against time. Make sure your meats are cooked “low and slow”; giving you plenty of time to sit back and enjoy some quality time with your friends, whilst sipping on a chilled glass Echo Falls White Zinfandel (RRP. £4.99, Tesco).
To avoid your wine becoming watery, try freezing berries instead of using ice cubes. Freeze some raspberries, strawberries and blueberries and add to your glass of Echo Falls Summer Berries Fruit Fusion (RRP. £3.95, Tesco)
For mouth-watering meat, be sure to marinate! Combine 125 ml Echo Falls Shiraz (Tesco, £4.99), 60ml Olive Oil, 2 crushed garlic cloves, 2 tsp fresh rosemary, 2 tsp Dijon mustard in a heavy-duty plastic food bag. Place your meat into the marinade, seal bag tightly, massage and leave in the fridge overnight.
BBQs are all about sharing, so serve up the perfect punch. This ‘Berry Fabulous Falls’ cocktail recipe is sure to go down a treat: Stir together: 50ml Raspberry & Cassis Echo Falls Fruit Fusion (Tesco, £3.95 ), 25ml Cranberry Juice, 1tsp blueberry jam, 10ml lemon juice, 5ml cinnamon syrup, splash of tonic water and add ice. Serve in quaint jam jars and garnish with an edible flower for a true touch of spring.
So there you have it! Now, never mind the wine! What food to get?! Which is your favourite drink from above? Mine is the White Zinfandel.....so tasty.