With social distancing protocols currently recommended by the State of Colorado and Summit County, Breckenridge has made the tough decision to postpone the Independence Day Parade, this also includes the Firecracker 50 mountain bike race. But no need to worry, we have put together a complete fun and exciting day to insure that your 4th […]

Planning on spending Memorial Day in Breckenridge? Why not add a little Beck flair to your traditional menu. Take a look at our Breckspired apps, sides, burgers and drinks! Invite your friend up, relax by the pool and heat up the grill.

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Platter from the Cheese Shop of Breckenridge

APPETIZERS

Start your party with some light and easy-to-make apps. These will pair perfectly with poolside relaxing!

Olive Fusion Caprese Kabobs:

  • wooden skewers
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1 or 2 containers mozzarella balls
  • fresh basil leaves
  • Olive Fusion Balsamic (flavor of your choice)

Alternate tomatoes, mozzarella and basil on skewers. Drizzle with balsamic. Serve!

The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge Cheese & Meat Tray:

  • 3 cheeses
  • 2-3 meats
  • 2-3 cracker types

Swing by the Cheese Shop of Breckenridge to pick up a variety of cheese, meats and crackers. Cut, arrange and eat! The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge also carries a variety of delicious jams, mustards and olives to add even more excitement to your platter. They will even create a custom platter of your choosing, you just need to pick it up!

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Swing by Moe’s to pick up some sides

SIDES

Swing by Whole Foods, Natural Grociers or City Market to pick up the ingredients for the sides of your choice. Here are our favorite recipes that can be made in any unit size:

Want to skip the cooking and go straight to the fun? Call Moe’s BBQ and order some of their sides for pick-up. They offer baked beans, marinated slaw, potato salad, corn bread and daily side specials.

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Grab some BBQ rub at the Spice Merchants

BURGER

Spice Merchant Burgers:

Enjoy soaking in the sun while grilling up some tasty burgers. Mix your ground beef and spice of choice (add some diced onion, jalapeno and cheese to the mixture for extra flavor), press patties to ¾ think and make a deep depression in the center with your thumb. Place patties on a hot grill. Grill burgers for about 3 minutes, flip and grill for an additional 3-5 minutes. Add cheese to burgers while on grill. Remove burgers from grill, place on buns and top with condiments, lettuce and tomato. Enjoy!

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Get a growler to go from one of our local breweries.

DRINKS:

No BBQ is complete without a tasty beverage. Swing by a local brewery or distillery to pick up the final touches to your Memorial Day BBQ!

Broken Compass: Located off Airport Road, this local brewery is known for their Coconut Porter and Chili Pepper Pale Ale. Stop by, sample a few of the beers on tap and take a growler to go.

Breckenridge Brewery: Located on Main Street, a stop at Breckenridge Brewery is a must! Enjoy a pint at the bar and find your favorite and pick up a growler. Any liquor store in Breckenridge will have your Breck Brewery beer of choice for purchase.

Breckenridge Distillery: Swing by the Main Street tasting location or the headquarters off Airport Road. Either location will allow you to sample all of the delicious liquors the distillery makes. From Breck Bourbon to Chile Vodka, there is something for everyone. For a perfect BBQ cocktail try a Mule in Paradise:

Mule In Paradise
1 1/2 oz Breckenridge Chili Chile Vodka
1 oz Pineapple Juice
1/4 oz Citrus Cardamom syrup (or simple syrup)
Top with Ginger Beer
Quarter lime

With these local Breckenridge items you will have a BBQ to remember! Let us know what other Breck favorites you would add to your Memorial Day BBQ.