August Long Weekend has officially kicked off, and nothing compares to ringing it in with a good ol’ summer BBQ, and what’s a BBQ without an ice-cold beverage really…. So with that in mind, we’ve teamed up with SoCIAL LITE Vodka,, Canada’s original unsweetened vodka soda made in Canada. ‘Cause, let’s be real, in a market flooded with options, sometimes it’s best to go straight to the OG product. 

Ready to go? Dust off your bbq and keep on reading for our top 5 picks to celebrate your long weekend

SoCIAL LITE Vodka Sodas

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Made with 100% natural ingredients, SoCIAL LITE Vodka prides itself on being the best tasting vodka soda on the market with only 80 calories, 0 grams of sugar and 0 grams of carbs. That means each flavour is naturally refreshing and guilt-free and showin’ up with a pack (or a few) is sure to make you the star of any bbq! 

SoCIAL LITE Vodka carries 9 different flavours in Vancouver for you to try from Triple Berry to Pineapple Mango, so there really is a flavour for everyone! They have also launched a new LIMITED-EDITION series of 0 sugar lemonade vodka sodas in a 12-pack format including Pink Lemonade, Blackberry Lemonade and Mango Lemonade.

Grab them at your local liquor store or find out more of their website here.

A Looft Lighter

Forget the scary lighter fluid, a Looft Lighter is the quickest and cleanest way to start your fire. The lighter superheats air to set your charcoal ablaze so you can enjoy your food without the nerve-wracking setup. Plus it’s a gadget you’ll keep around for years to come. 

A YETI Cooler


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To ensure that things are as fresh as possible when you throw them on the barbecue you’ll definitely want to have a good cooler. Might as well get two, one for drink supplies and one for food. Because YETI Coolers are not only the highest quality but also pretty dang stylish. 

Produce from Vancouver’s Farmers’ Markets

What’s a barbeque without delicious veggie skewers? Stock up on peppers, mushrooms and more from one of Vancouver’s amazing farmers’ markets. You’ll get the freshest produce and support our local farmers directly. It doesn’t get better than that. 

Meat from Two Rivers Specialty Meats

We know that meat is one of the top things on your list. Let Two Rivers Specialty Meats take care of you with its amazing selection of natural, farm-fresh, free-range, and locally sourced meats. Whether you want beef, pork, chicken or something else, they have you covered. 

Grab those items and you’re sure to have a great long weekend! A SoCIAL LITE Vodka in one hand and the other on the bbq, talk about multi-tasking!