Summer evenings in Park City are best spent outdoors, whether enjoying an intimate dinner around the fire or a large-scale gathering of family and friends. From cocktails and pool games to the ultimate outdoor venue, here is some inspo to help make your next summer BBQ an affair to remember. 

Take A Two-Pronged Approach - Cocktails in the garden, dinner by the pool—who says you have to limit yourself to one location? At 2200 E. Walker Lane, there’s ample opportunity for large-scale entertaining, from stunning gardens with water features to the expansive pool terrace. The six-bedroom, 9,425-square-foot home also features a pool house with BBQ, kitchen and fireplace, the perfect place for both cooking and gathering. While the pool’s water slide is sure to provide plenty of entertainment, you can also bring in a floating corn hole game set for hours of fun either in the pool or on the lawn. 

Dessert With A Twist - Now is the time to bring out the big guns, in the form of tasty, liquor-infused frozen desserts. While the kids indulge in s’mores and ice cream, the adults can enjoy popsicles of their own, Raspberry Sangria Popsicles to be exact. This delicious recipe can incorporate any of your favorite fruit juices. Or try these Vodka Pink Lemonade Slushies, pleasing to both the eye and the palate, best enjoyed in the rind with a spoon. 

Mix It Up - Creative cocktails are all the rage, and there’s something about the cool mountain air and forest views that make everything taste more delicious. Become your own mixologist and try a new concoction, such as the Limoncello Collins, a fresh take on the old fashioned Tom Collins, but made with a lemon liqueur. Garnish and serve under the stars, or in the heated spa, like the one surrounded by leafy trees at 5785 Trailside Drive.

Bring in the Pros - There’s no shame in bringing in the professionals, so you can spend less time at the grill and more time enjoying the company of your guests. The family-owned and operated Spencer’s Smokin’ Grill crafts soulful BBQ fare, smoked low and slow over oak logs. The catering menu includes pulled pork, smoked pork ribs, pulled chicken, smoked salmon and dry rubs made from scratch. Side dishes, from BBQ beans to cornbread, provide the perfect complement to the main entrée.