This is What a Pure Leaf Summer BBQ Looks Like (Hint: It’s Awesome)

A penthouse, a backyard, and a cool bar.

We travelled the country to show you how to properly throw a summer BBQ. And had one hell of a time doing it.

But we couldn’t simply stop the #PureLeafSummerBBQ series there. We had to take it one step further, which is why we offered one lucky winner the chance to have their own perfect BBQ experience – completely on us.


So when winner and Vancouverite Madelon Chan invited 25 of her besties to her own place for an epic afternoon, we knew we had to capture the experience.

It featured a customized menu that expertly paired each dish with one of the five Pure Leaf Tea flavours (think: Okanagan Goat Cheese Blinis to go with your Pure Leaf Peach), and a cocktail menu that included the night’s favourite drink, The Lazy Daisy, a watermelon spritz that stole the event.

You can find the full menu and cocktail recipe below. Alongside the video, they’ll definitely inspire you to throw your own #PureLeafSummerBBQ.

Lazy Daisy
(Watermelon Spritz)
By Jose Borges Ferrer, L’ABATTOIR

Build in tall Collins glass filled with ice.
– 30ml Pure Leaf Peach
– 70ml Watermelon-infused Cocchi Americano*
– 15ml fresh lime juice
– 10ml agave syrup
– top with grapefruit soda
– garnish with watermelon slice

– Watermelon-infused Vermouth*
– 1 bottle Cocchi Americano,
– 250ml Aperol,
– 1/2 baby watermelon

Cut watermelon into 1/2″ cubes, and blend with vermouth and Campari. Strain well with cone or pastry strainer.

Appetizer Menu
Catering by Cocktails & Canapes

Spicy Tuna Temaki Sushi Cone
Soy Paper Cone, Spicy Oceanwise Albacore Tuna, Pea Shoots, Sushi Rice, Tempura Bits
Pair With: Pure Leaf Green Tea With Honey

California Chicken Skewers (GF)
Juicy Grilled Chicken, Pesto Marinade, Chopped Pistachio, Sun Dried Cranberries
Pair With: Pure Leaf Lemon

Beef Short Rib Slider
24 Hour Beef Short Rib, Black Cherry Jam, Truffle Frisee, Okanagan Goat Cheese, Fresh Brioche Bun
Pair With: Pure Leaf Unsweetened Tea

Okanagan Goat Cheese Blini
Organic Sundried Blueberry Crust, Peach Compote, Lavender Almond Crunch
Pair With: Pure Leaf Peach

Mini Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
Pair With: Pure Leaf Raspberry