The Perfect Backyard Barbecue

The Perfect Backyard Barbecue

Summer always goes by so fast, so we have to make sure we enjoy every minute of it! What better way to celebrate, than with a good old fashioned barbecue. You’ve purchased your dream grill, and now it’s time to invite some friends and family over to show it off! We’ve put together 6 tips so you and your new grill, can stand out and leave your guests wondering, “how did they do it?!”

Freeze fruit or juice into ice cubes

To stop your ice cubes from watering down your drink, freeze juice in your ice cube trays! They’ll be aesthetically pleasing and add flavour as they melt. You can also use other mixes and fruits, depending on your drink of choice! And remember, the bigger the ice cubes, the slower they’ll melt, perfect for those extra hot days!

Surprising Burger Toppings

Are you stuck in a rut of putting the same old toppings on your burger? Lettuce, tomato, ketchup, repeat? Try exploring some unique tastes with these sometimes odd, yet surprisingly tasty toppings.

      1. Pineapple
      2. Peanut butter & Bacon
      3. Cranberry Sauce
      4. Brie & Apple
      5. Beets
      6. Tzatziki

Keep it Cool

Why buy countless bags of ice from the store when you can make something unique on your own? Fill up some water balloons and put them in the freezer. Once they’re frozen, pile them into a kiddie pool for a fun way to keep your drinks nice and cold! The best part is when they melt, you can always have an impromptu water fight!

Don’t have a firepit? Try these grilled S’mores

Make your parties that much sweeter with this staple campfire dessert, even if you don’t have a firepit! Grilling s’mores on your barbecue is quick and easy. All you have to do is place a marshmallow and your favourite piece of chocolate between two graham crackers, wrap it in tin foil, and grill in a medium, indirect heat for 3-5 minutes. The only thing left to do; is enjoy!

Keep the Bugs at Bay

One thing that stops many people from thoroughly enjoying their backyard is the mosquitos! If you don’t want to cover yourself in chemical bug sprays, try these plants to keep the mosquitos away naturally!

      1. Lavender
      2. Thyme
      3. Marigolds
      4. Basil
      5. Rosemary
      6. Mint

Experiment with your Favourite Fruits

Grilling is for more than just your favourite cut of meat! When you grill fruit, the natural sugars caramelize over the heat and bring out the sweet flavours we know and love! This is the perfect way for you to surprise your friends and family with an unexpected dessert. Grill the fruit by themselves or skewered on a stick for some fruit kebabs. Here are some of our favourites:

      1. Pineapple
      2. Peaches
      3. Watermelon
      4. Mangoes
      5. Pears
      6. Bananas


If you’re looking for ways to up your grill game, Gas Plus has a large selection of stainless-steel gas and propane barbecues, wood-fired pellet grills, gas smokers and charcoal grills to top off your luxurious outdoor kitchen. Visit our showroom to learn more about the type of cooking system that would work best for you.