Self obsessed over craft cocktails or the latest food trend? If you are a foodie, or you just like to have a good time I have some great ideas for pairing food and drink recipes you should try.
Food and wine, or cocktail pairings can help you plan your menu for your next big event, once all the designing and limo rentals are done, it’s time to create a menu that will make your soiree one to remember.
Matching your food and drink recipes can be challenging so here are some simple ideas to help you get on the way to creating some amazing pairings.
Margaritas pair well with seafood dishes, the lemon and lime in a margarita makes a perfect companion for scallop ceviche or raw oysters. Margaritas also work well as a duo with cheesy nachos, cheese can help mellow some of the alcohol taste.
If grilling or smoking is your thing, try pairing it with an apple cider bourbon cocktail. The smokiness of barbeque is a perfect marriage with a quality bourbon. Bourbon is a great fit with brown sugar coated sweet potatoes as well, making that a great side dish for barbeque.
It you lean a bit spicy, you might want to look for look for a mojito or a rum runner, the citrus in these cocktails can balance out some of the spice with their tart flavors. A white wine cocktail can also pair well with a spicy dish.
But you can’t forget dessert! Dessert and cocktails can be tricky at times, but there are some ways you can make it work. For chocolate desserts like cake or mousse try mixing prosecco and an orange liquor, the citrus notes can enhance the flavor.
Be creative in your pairings, try new things, and most importantly enjoy! Cheers!