Sometimes, the right drink can make a delicious meal taste even better, and vice versa, So, today we’re going to look at some of the best food and drink pairings to really get your tastes buds firing in appreciation.
Negroni and Cheese
If you enjoy flavoursome hard cheeses like parmesan and pecorino, or strong blue cheeses like stilton, you can increase your enjoyment by pairing it with a Negroni cocktail, which you can make with one of these simple cocktail kits. The light sweetness of this fruit-based cocktail perfectly cuts through the sharpness of the chees for a match made in heaven.
Beer and pizza
It was inevitable that we were going to include the winning combination of beer and pizza on this list, but there is no denying that the two go down very well together. Why is it so good? Because the contrast of a cool crisp beer with a hot salty, sharp pizza is just so pleasing to the mouth. Just make sure your beer is not too dark or it could end up overwhelming the complex pizza flavour and that would not be good.
Martini and oysters
If you’re looking for a sophisticated food and drink pairing, then look no further than the meeting of oysters and Martini. Oysters are very briny and have a quite creamy buttery taste to them, which is perfectly offset by the sharp dryness of a classic Martini cocktail.
Beef and red wine
Beef has quite a strong flavour, which means that it needs to be served with a bold drink, and that is why red wine with its strong plums, blackcurrant and cherry notes is the ideal candidate. The richness of the two complements each other perfectly and brings out hidden depths of flavour that you would not get when consuming each separately.
Sherry cobbler and duck
Duck is very rich meat with a heavy texture, which is why pairing it with a light, citrusy drink like the sherry cobbler is just perfect. You never end up feeling overstuffed, your palate is cleansed by taking a sip between bites and the citrus really does complement the rich meat well.
Seafood and white wine
White wine is sweet and light which means it is the perfect combination for delicate, briny fish. Chardonnay, in particular, works well because it is not too dry and it often has slightly citrusy notes which work great with everything from white fish to prawns.
Beer and everything
Yes, we’re mentioning beer again, and we might be cheating s little bit, but beer really foes go with everything. Due to the fact, there are so many different types of beer from citrusy pale ales to strong malty brews, whether you’re eating pizza, fish or pasts, you can usually find a beer that fits the bill, and you can have a lot of fun trying to find the perfect ale for all of your favourite dishes.
If you pair these dishes with these drinks, you can be sure that they will elevate each other and your enjoyment will be heightened, so what not try one of these amazing food and drink pairings today?