When you head to your favourite restaurant for your favourite food, often there’s only one thing that can improve the experience – a fantastic drink to go alongside it. Restaurants often create perfect pairings of cocktails and meals that match up deliciously, but if you’re cooking from home there’s no reason you can’t take the same inspiration. If you need to stock up your bar first, the best thing to do is usually to order alcohol online from specialist suppliers before you start cooking. Here are five fabulous combinations to try.
1) Chocolate & Berry Dessert + Chambord Sour
A traditional seasonal dessert is the classic combination of chocolate and winter berries. For example, a chocolate and cranberry torte would make a great alternative Christmas treat, or even a classic Black Forest Gateau could do the trick. For the perfect accompanying drink, shake whiskey, egg white, sugar and lime juice with ice before straining and adding a dash of Chambord raspberry liqueur.
2) Lemon Chicken + Pineapple Mojito
Lemon is a simple but effective way to enhance the flavour of chicken, and works best when you’re either grilling or roasting your meat. For a sweet summer combination, there’s no better drink than a refreshing Pineapple Mojito to serve alongside it. For best results, use mint flavoured sugar syrup and pineapple rum to maximise your flavours.