Long hot days require cool salads, refreshing cocktails, and plenty of dishes that can be enjoyed under the sun, or the stars. To get excited for grilling and sangria season, we've selected my 10 favorite Summer recipes. Start bookmarking, because you won't want to let the next three months pass without making these fabulous recipes.
Ginger and Honey Baby Back Ribs
Upgrade the classic barbecue ribs with this exotic recipe  for ginger and honey glazed ribs. The Cambodian-inspired marinade consists of fish and soy sauces, fresh ginger, and sweet honey.
Grilled Citrus Chicken Under a Brick
It's not hard to butterfly a bird at home , and cooking a citrus marinated chicken  under a brick produces a wonderfully scrumptious chicken with crispy caramelized skin and a succulent juicy interior.
Looking for a way to transform store-bought hot dogs and hamburgers? Make your own ketchup and mustard .
For the ultimate dessert, consider this divine cherry pie . The fruit's sweetness is enhanced with vanilla, and the pie's crust is buttery and flakey.
When the tomatoes are ripe and the basil is plentiful, enjoy this traditional caprese salad  with fresh bufala mozzarella.
Strawberry Ginger Caipirosca
What do you get when you combine muddled strawberries with mint, ginger, and vodka? An amazing Summer cocktail .
Take a tip from Spain and throw some sardines  (which are incredibly sustainable!) on the barbie. Seasoned with coarse salt and a drizzle of olive oil, these grilled fish are absolutely delicious.
A simple fruit salad  is an excellent addition to any warm weather breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A generous sprinkling of chopped mint provides a bright freshness to the fruit.
The next time you need a super quick appetizer, throw a slab of provolone cheese on the grill . Cook until its gooey and melted and serve with grilled bread rubbed with garlic.
Beer Can Chicken
One way to ensure a perfectly moist grilled chicken is to cook it on an open beer can . Then, brush it liberally with a homemade barbecue sauce, and you've got a meal that's finger-licking good!