LCBO Food & Drink Early Summer 2024


Summer Kickoff

In addition to the great weather, May and June are full of occasions that give us a reason to get together with family and friends. It’s wedding and graduation season, Mother’s and Father’s Day are both on the calendar; and if you’re lucky enough to own a cottage (or know someone who does) it’s time to open up the place for summer. For sports fans, of course, baseball has begun and both NHL and NBA playoffs are in full swing. Choosing just the right drink, whether to serve or to give as a gift, makes any occasion special. You’ll find plenty of inspiration in our annual roundup of what’s new at the LCBO this summer, starting on page 64. From fresh fla vours (including two from customer favourites Baileys and RumChata) to lighter and lower-alcohol choices and new formats that are perfect for entertaining, you won’t want to miss these seasonal offerings, so get them while you can. Beyond planned gatherings, the casual front porch or backyard hang is another great pleasure of the season. In “Porch Party” on page 58, recipe developer and food stylist Eshun Mott has created several recipes that are just right as light bites to be served alongside a drink before dinner. On the drinks side, Italian sodas (page 31) are trending right now, and simple wine cocktails (page 43) are lower

Starting on page 72, you’ll find five new recipes featuring trending flavours from hot honey to brown butter and dill pickle (plus an exceptional Spicy Margarita starring grilled pineapple) that are sure to inspire you all summer long. No matter the occasion, we hope this issue helps get you into the swing of the season. Have a great summer!

in alcohol and super-refreshing, making either of these choices the perfect thing to offer guests at your next hang. And finally, what would summer be without the barbecue? If you haven’t been grilling through the fall and winter, this is the time of year to dust it off, clean it up and put it back in heavy rotation.

COMING SOON Watch for the next issue of Food & Drink . Our Summer issue will be in stores and online Wednesday, June 26th.

JODY DUNN Editor, LCBO Food & Drink






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