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Here's The Boozy Summer Drink Menu You've Been Waiting For

If your summer doesn't include a spiked Fruity Pebbles milkshake, you're doing it wrong.

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Now the Washington, D.C.–based chef, stylist, and self-proclaimed burger pervert is branching out beyond buns.

"Burgers were the perfect challenge for me because you can do so many things with them," Mat told BuzzFeed Life. "But at the end of the day, it still has to be a burger. So it's nice to not have those restrictions anymore — to go beyond that and show people more playful and diverse stuff."

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To celebrate his first cookbook hitting shelves next year, we asked Mat to take the POV that fuels his food — and use it to create a lineup of boozy summer drinks. Here are five of his creations.

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It's topped with a homemade peanut butter & bacon ice cream — which is 100% worth making if you have an ice cream maker. (If you don't, store-bought ice cream works, too.)

Peanut butter, caramel, or good ol' vanilla = all good choices. (Or learn how to make easy ice cream without a machine here.) For maximum sweet-versus-savory effect, you could also garnish with crispy bacon.

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