Some years ago, a tiny book arrived in my mailbox—a mere 124 pages and small enough to fit in your shirt pocket. But don’t underestimate it for its size—the author, a longtime friend of this barbecue community named Dave Stolte, managed to fit more good sense and great recipes into what has become one of my go-to cocktail reference books: Home Bar Basics and Not-So-Basics. I recently asked Dave how he felt about grilled cocktails. He graciously responded with this blog. So fire it up and down the hatch. Cheers!