Time to Grab a Bite With Your Cocktail

Skip the wine & food pairing this summer, and jump to pairing food with cocktails.

Enjoying a glass of wine that complements the food you’re having has been the go-to for almost every wine drinker for the last who knows how many years. People are known to relish wine and food pairings. In fact, sommeliers, as you know it is skilled to share the perfect wine and food pairings with you.

But what about cocktails? Cocktails have definitely seen the light of day at clubs or at parties where people are looking to throw back flavorful drinks down their throat and enjoy a trip to booze central. However, there’s a niche art to pairing food with cocktails.

Food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cocktails, because the theories that were fed to us show that cocktails overwhelm the taste of food. However, the facts are poles apart from the fictional theories we’ve delved in over the years. This summer, put your Chardonnay aside and sip a frozen Margarita with your sausage bites instead.

For a perfect food pairing with wine, you need to have proper and vast knowledge of what may seem best with the flavor of wine whereas, with cocktails, all you need is a little knowledge of what combinations of food may tailor-fit the flavors of the cocktail. Here are a few examples of delicious and simple pairings of food that were meant to be eaten with cocktails.         

Pairing the food with cocktails 

Time to enjoy your cocktails with food. Here’s a rundown of some delicious food pairings with cocktails.

Toast with goat cheese and honey - Lavender Lemonade Mojitos

This combination at any party can win hearts and numbers too if made and placed perfectly. Lavender Lemonade is a combination of Lemonade, mint, Lavender syrup, Rum and lots of love. While this drink impresses a drinker in its own ways adding Goat cheese with toast and honey with it will make it a match made in heaven, this combo in any party is deal sealer.

Blushing Bride - Mini fruits with cheese skewers

Blushing bride is a champagne based cocktail that is best served with tiny pieces of cheese and peach schnapps and skewers to add a sweet touch to the festive bubbles of the cocktail. Pairing fruits with champagne cocktails has always proven itself as a crowd-pleaser.

Whiskey lemonade - Cheese macaroni and stuffed biscuits

Known as a drink version of peace and comfort, Whiskey Lemonade is a shoo-in to sip on with biscuits and macaroni. While the bourbon, lemonade, and honey make a sweet, smooth and delicious cocktail, cheese macaroni with stuffed biscuits make a comfort food combined with the cocktail. 

Moscow Mule - California Roll Sushi Poppers

A Moscow mule contains ginger beer and vodka. Usually, people prefer eating sushi next to Ginger, the originator of this cocktail thought of innovating this cocktail in a way that it would go with sushi just how ginger goes with sushi and look how that turned out to be. Sour and sweet is a combination mainly used in the Asian essence and works to impress and that is what this combination is all about.

Old Fashioned - bacon chicken skewers

Bourbon and bacon is sort of couple you are always jealous of because it is just too perfect. Because old fashioned consists of bourbon and bitters, pairing it with chicken and bacon explodes all the flavors your senses could ever have discovered and makes you want more with every bite and drink.

Whet Martini – Fettuccine Alfredo

If you’re a pasta enthusiast, the Whet Martini is perfect for you. Some gin, white wine, and some ice can be shaken into the perfect Whet Martini. Top your Martini off with a sage leaf and enjoy it with a side of Fettuccine Alfredo and let the cream of the pasta and flavor of the spirits blend together perfectly. 

Hedgerow Martini

Sweet tooth anyone? This gin-based martini is perfect with a chocolate and raspberry cheesecake to satisfy all your sugar needs. Don’t forget to try this as a dessert combo.             

These cocktails paired with the food items mentioned above are the best combinations one can ask for with cocktails. Wine food pairings and food paired with cocktails are poles apart with their flavors, taste and other important contents both have a significance and are better than the other one in their fields but one thing is for sure food paired with cocktails is something to be considered and discovered for so many drinkers.

Enjoying a glass of wine that complements the food you’re having has been the go-to for almost every wine drinker for the last who knows how many years. People are known to relish wine and food pairings. In fact, sommeliers, as you know it is skilled to share the perfect wine and food pairings with you.

But what about cocktails? Cocktails have definitely seen the light of day at clubs or at parties where people are looking to throw back flavorful drinks down their throat and enjoy a trip to booze central. However, there’s a niche art to pairing food with cocktails.

Food isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cocktails, because the theories that were fed to us show that cocktails overwhelm the taste of food. However, the facts are poles apart from the fictional theories we’ve delved in over the years. This summer, put your Chardonnay aside and sip a frozen Margarita with your sausage bites instead.

For a perfect food pairing with wine, you need to have proper and vast knowledge of what may seem best with the flavor of wine whereas, with cocktails, all you need is a little knowledge of what combinations of food may tailor-fit the flavors of the cocktail. Here are a few examples of delicious and simple pairings of food that were meant to be eaten with cocktails.