When it comes to food and drink, some people think cocktails are only for finger foods. While these can be great for a little appetizer before dinner, cocktails can really shine when paired with meals.
Cocktails are more versatile than you might think. The mix of flavors in a cocktail allows it to pair well with a variety of dishes without being overpowering. Pairing cocktails with food is an easy and fun way to get creative with your meals. Mixologists and chefs alike can agree that the two were meant to go together!
Here are two simple tips when pairing your cocktails with food!
Remember to choose cocktails that enhance and complement the flavors of your meal. You can do this by either complementing it or contrasting it. For example, if you’re having steak for dinner, you could try serving a nutty martini, which has deep, nutty flavors that pair well with meat. Or maybe a whiskey sour as a neutral pairing for your salad.
When in doubt, you can rely on choosing the food and drink pairing based on where their country of origin is. A simple Japanese whiskey highball for your yakitori-style dinner, or a classic Margarita for your tacos. As much as unorthodox pairings are always an interesting experience, this will help ensure a harmonious culinary experience for you and your guest.
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