Barbecuing is as American as twerking during a baseball game (extra points if Bruce Springsteen is blaring from the speakers); it's in our blood. That's why even if fate and/or the Weather Channel are not on our side, and rain pours down from the heavens, we'll still be faithfully grilling, umbrella in hand, cold drink in the other.

Speaking of cold drinks, you'll need one. Nothing compliments barbecue better, particularly if said drink has a favorable ratio of rum in it. And by favorable, we mean lots of it. We spoke to Sailor Jerry's brand ambassador  Paul Monahan about which rum-laden libations pair best with our beloved burgers. Here, find his custom cocktail suggestions for the various barbecued foodstuffs you'll encounter this Labor Day. Enjoy with abandon.

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