Nothing beats a summer cookout. Friends and family gathered around the fire, enjoying a beverage and possibly a premium hand rolled cigar. 

Well, every great cut of meat, whether it’s beef, chicken or pork, can use a little sprucing up before it’s thrown on the grill. That’s why the Cigar World team has scoured top-rated food blogs across the internet to bring to you 5 of the best seasonings for summer grilling.

And, to make sure your grill isn’t the only thing smoking this summer, the Cigar World team has also voted on a few of the best cigars for summer grilling. Enjoy, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Hardcore Carnivore

Hardcore Carnivore’s mantra for seasoning is that it should enhance the meat without overpowering it. It's an approach that has resonated with countless tastebuds across the globe. They use only the highest quality ingredients and all their rubs are Gluten and MSG free, and they’re all made in Texas.

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Meat Church

Meat Church specializes in barbecue spice rubs and seasonings with a Southern and Southwestern flair. While their signature multi-purpose seasoning is a great entry point for most, they offer a 5-pack of their most popular seasonings that’ll take your meat, seafood or even your veggies to the next level.

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David Chang's assortment of Momofuku seasonings are the result of a decade’s worth of kitchen experiments that left chefs wanting more. They offer 3 variations, tingly, spicy, and savory. You’ll want to make sure you use them as a substitute for salt and pepper, but especially for your grilled meats and veggies.

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Snake River Farms

Snake River Farms built their reputation in the grilling world due to their rare cuts of Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork ribs. They’ve since expanded into a full line of seasonings that truly make any cut of meat shine. Some of the top favorites are their Rosemary Roast Seasoning, Perfect Pork Rub, Signature Steak Seasoning, and the garlicky Santa Maria seasoning.

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Spiceology serves as a one-stop shop for anyone and everyone looking to up their grilling game. Whether you're in the mood for Korean BBQ with sesame seeds, maple sugar, and orange peel or a rub that brings out the smoky essence of your meats, there’s one thing that’s certain, your barbecue will never be the same.

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3 top-rated cigars to smoke while grilling

Brick House Connecticut

Tame and mellow-to-medium-bodied, Brick House Connecticut is a delightful blend of Nicaraguan tobacco draped in a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper for pleasant notes of subtle spice in every puff.

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Camacho Ecuador

Boasting full, rich flavors through and through, Camacho Ecuador is an intriguing cigar constructed from Brazilian, Honduran and Dominican tobaccos that presents notes of pepper, coffee and chocolate in each puff.

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Punch Grand Cru

Grand Cru is a silky smooth cigar, made from a masterful blend of Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos bundled up in a Connecticut Shade wrapper for a spicy yet woody smoking experience.

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Be sure to also check out our Best Grilling Accessories of 2022 and Best Summer Beers and Cigar Pairings!

What’s your favorite seasoning for summer grilling? Let us know!

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    (7 months ago)

    Can't ever go wrong with a Camacho Equador!!!