11 Cocktails That Go Perfectly With Dinner Slideshow
March 15, 2016
Wine or beer aren’t the only drinks that go with dinner, try these cocktails with your evening meal instead
Anejo Signature Margarita
It may be obvious, but bold drinks like margaritas really do mix well with the punchy, powerfully spiced Mexican dishes. The salt and lime go well with sauces like mole, and with the flavors of chiles and cilantro. Try the semi-sweet Añejo Signature Margarita —.an excellent choice for paring with your next sizzling fajitas or overstuffed burrito
Butternut Squash and Bacon Bloody Mary Cocktail
Dave’s Signature Lucky Rice Festival Cocktail
Thai cuisine is known for its distinct and unexpected flavors. Thai dishes need an equally unusual cocktail to stand out. Dave Arnold of New York City’s Booker and Dax created a libation intended to fill the bill. His creation, Dave’s Signature Lucky Rice Festival Cocktail, is filed with bright citrus notes and a bit of sweetness to perfectly complement your next Thai meal.
Ginger Lychee Caipirinha
The Caipirinha is Brazil's national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime. Its tartness makes it a great foil for spices like the saffron, turmeric, and garlic used in Portuguese cuisines, especially those of the former Portuguese colonies of Goa or Macau. Give this trendy Ginger Lychee Caipirinha a try and see how the ingredients bring out the piquant elements of the cuisines of these places.
A dry martini may seem uninventive, but it’s lived through the ages and is a classic for a reason. For all you purists out there, couple main courses like seared sea bass along with steamed vegetables with this age-old sip for a classy, well-balanced meal. (It's also great with oysters on the half-shell.)
Sake Plum Cocktail
Naturally, sushi goes well with sake, whether it's served neat or in a cocktail. The elements of sake, fermented from rice, are defty balanced by the ginger and plum elements in this cocktail.
Skinny Mint Cocktail
Think about the garnishes used with a main course. Mint is typically paired with lamb, so we don’t see why a minty cocktail wouldn’t nicely complement the dish. The Skinny Mint Cocktail is a refreshing, low-calorie, cocktail that will work well coupled with any herb-heavy dish.
The Long Island Limoncello
Slightly fruity beverages are awesome complements to grilled meats such as pork, chicken, or turkey. The fruit flavor works well when matched with beef in barbecue sauce, cold beef en gelée, and even the smoky aroma of meat fresh off the grill. Consider the Long Island Limoncello cocktail (a twist on the classic Long Island Ice Tea) for your next dinner party.
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