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Licensed To Grill: The Best Outdoor Kitchens for BBQ Lovers

It’s summer and for most of us, that means more days spent outdoors. While sunbathing, paddleboarding and swimming are givens, what about another of our favorite pastimes … eating?

No one wants to be stuck inside while everyone else enjoys the great outdoors, so we’ve compiled this list of properties with enviable outdoor kitchens and entertaining spaces certain to give you inspiration.

442 Nicole Forest Drive | The Estuary

Equipped with not one, but two Big Green Eggs, this private retreat in the Estuary has outdoor entertaining space for days. A screened porch features expansive bay views, stone masonry fireplace and covered pool/spa complete an unparalleled coastal experience on the Emerald Coast.

35 Camellia Street | Seagrove

You can entertain in privacy in this Seagrove home. Its custom kitchen, wet bar and Watermark-designed pool are surrounded by a privacy wall. Easy access to an indoor game room makes this a spot where guests will want to unwind all year long.

5222 Finisterre Drive | Panama City Beach

More than 300 feet of waterfront and expansive water views of St. Andrews State Park and Shell Island contribute to glorious outdoor living and entertaining. This Mediterranean-inspired estate has an outdoor kitchen that sports the innovative Solana design.

60 Mako Drive | Seagrove

What could be better than taking in the emerald green-hued waters of the Gulf of Mexico while breakfast, lunch or dinner is prepared? The resort-style pool features a swim-up bar, spa and nearby access to a covered outdoor summer kitchen and living area with television and gas fireplace.

84 Hutchinson Street | Crystal Beach

As if a 50,000-gallon private pool isn’t enough, this home at Park Row at Crystal Beach also has a sunken swim-up bar, adjoining spa, in-pool concrete picnic table, ambient gas lanterns and covered outdoor summer kitchen offering a linear gas fireplace and stainless built-in grill.

We couldn’t leave you salivating over these outdoor kitchens without offering you a recipe to enjoy this summer. Try your hand at this flavorful blackberry BBQ sauce — a tasty complement to pork, ribs or even waffles:

  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • 1 T. fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • (Optional) Red pepper flakes, to taste

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Cook over heat for 10 minutes, until thickened.

Interested in any of the properties featured here or another of our listings you may have previously had your eye on? Contact your Scenic Sotheby’s International Realty advisor today.


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