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5 Easy Cookout Cocktails

Posted: 07/20/2012 10:28 am

It's cookout season across the country, and you know what that means: burgers, beer and your brother-in-law's guitar-playing, in which he tends to loudly indulge after three or four High Lifes.

Now, we love a good burger, but there are times when beer just doesn't suit the spirit of the occasion. That's why we've complied this list of five easy summer cocktails that go perfectly with grilled meat, old friends and even instrument-toting relatives.

Cheers!

Cucumber, Basil And Lime Gimlet
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As the favorite drink of cult filmmaker Ed Wood, the Vodka Gimlet has what we like to think of as a storyteller's heritage. Our suggestion? Add muddled cucumber and basil, and go catch up with someone you haven't seen in a while. (Spoiler alert: That someone is vodka.)

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