What do you do when you finish with the working day or week? Do you go straight home and burrito yourself with the blanket watching Netflix and chilling or do you wish for a killer party where you will blow off some steam? Parties can be quite fun, yes, but have you ever tried spending time with your closest friends with some of the best food and drink pairings out there? Every single drink has a great food pairing, and it is your job to try and find it out. But, luckily for you, you have us, so please acquaint yourself with the best drink and food pairings that will make any after-work party an amazing experience with your colleagues or friends.
Wine is easily one of the most popular alcoholic drinks out there. And even though it is quite popular, there are different rules when it comes to their food counterparts. As you know, there are two main types of wines – white and red, so what goes well with each?
- As far as white wine is concerned, you might want to choose something creamy or crispy to match well with this type of drink. The best thing to have would be either fish or pasta, so if you want to make some spaghetti with a white sauce, then white wine is the drink for you. Fried chicken is also something that you might want to have in mind if you have a bottle of white wine waiting for you.
- On the other hand, if it is red wine that you want to treat your guests with, then it would be a great idea to opt for salty meat, such as stakes. Red wines, especially Pinot Noir, is ideal for earthy dishes as it matches well with robust flavors. Apart from that, you can also think about lamb, beef or even game.
Coffee is a very powerful drink as you can make it literally hundreds of different ways. If you want something sweet, you can add ice-cream and make your own affogato. If you want something just a bit alcoholic, you can give it a brandy kick and create something completely different. Be as it may, coffee is always best with chocolate and cinnamon, and it is with these three flavors that you will create something out of this world. It is definitely worth giving it a try, so make any type of coffee that you want and serve it with a dash of cinnamon and with a chocolate cube on the side.
Ah, the almighty beer, the drink that everyone loves. So, what goes nicely with beer? Well, obviously something salty, spicy and crispy. French fries or any other crispy potatoes would be the best possible option here, but you can also add a delicious vegan barbecue, chili dish or smoked meat to the mix and you have yourself something so good that you will literally die for. OK, not literally, but you will definitely wish to die with that flavor in your mouth.
This is a tricky situation as there are practically hundreds and hundreds of different cocktails out there, and each is made by combining different drinks together. But, one thing is for certain – the best food to eat while drinking cocktails is finger food. Small bites would be amazing for this occasion, as it will give you the option of mixing different flavors in your mouth and trying different finger food options while drinking the same cocktail, and thus you will be able to find your own personal favorite. Note that strong cocktails never go well with spicy food. If you want to eat something heavy and filling, make sure to make a cocktail that’s sour. Sweet cocktails, on the other hand, go well with both salty and spicy.
Who would have thought that the milkshake will make this list? Well how not to make it if it brings all the boys to the yard? If you’re a milkshake lover, you have to try out pairing it with a pizza or with burgers. Yes, you might think that a Coca Cola would be a better option for this, but you shouldn’t be so sure of that until you try this with a good milkshake.
There is something amazing in pairing the drinks and the food correctly. Make sure to know these rules and you will easily become the most popular member of your crew!