Wine And Dine, Cocktail Style!

There?s nothing like a delicious cocktail and some great food to make an excellent combination! Here?s a list of some of our favourite cocktail pairings?so you can wine and dine in style!

1. Mojito:

Mojito

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Complement the cool, minty flavor of the mojito by bringing your palette a spicy, explosive food item. Our pick would be spiced chicken wings at their fiery best?because hot and cool work best together!

2. Pina Colada

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The Pina Colada is another global favourite. The basic tasting notes of the Pina Colada are fruity and sweet with a hit of sourness from the pineapple with a creamy, full bodied character. True to the spirit of the Pina Colada, Bring alive the magic of the coast with some carefully grilled fish?served with a spicy and tangy sauce.

3. The Cosmopolitan

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Light and sweet with a sour undertone, the Cosmopolitan is a delicious cocktail. An interesting accompaniment would be a cheese platter, as the Cosmopolitan is the perfect accompaniment with the distinctive tastes and smells of the assorted cheeses, given its neutral, non-imposing tasting notes.

4. Daiquiri

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The good old Daiquiri can be best enjoyed with a little a delicious serving of sweet and sour chicken (or vegetables for vegetarians). The fruity flavours of the Daiquiri are complemented and enhanced by the sweet hint of the food, while the sour flavours contrast and balance the sweetness.

5. Margarita

Margarita

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The margarita is a strong flavoured cocktail with lots of character. Balance the taste of vodka with a little sweet something?fresh fruit dipped in chocolate sauce would be an interesting option. As a starter, consider dishes cooked in a slightly sweet honey-based sauce.

6. Martini

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As the iconic martini is garnished with an olive, the perfect accompaniment to the martini is stuffed green olives. Olives go well with the dry martini and add a bouquet of additional flavours to the palette.

7. Screwdriver

Screwdriver

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A delicious orange-juice based concoction, the Screwdriver offers pairing with food that have unique, full-bodied tasting notes. A good option is chicken/ paneer cooked in hot garlic sauce, which will nicely balance the sour and sweet flavours of the Screwdriver.

8. Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea

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The Long Island Iced Tea is a potent concoction of various alcohol types?and hence flavours. Pair the LIT with the sober yet delicious serving of hummus and pita bread. The largely neutral base of the dish will provide an able accompaniment for the varied flavours of the LIT. The slight hint of garlic in the hummus will help cut the excessively alcohol-based taste of the drink as well.

Wine And Dine, Cocktail Style!

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There?s nothing like a delicious cocktail and some great food to make an excellent combination! Here?s a list of some of our favourite cocktail pairings?so you can wine and dine in style!

1. Mojito:

Mojito

Image Courtesy: modaeestetica.com.br

Complement the cool, minty flavor of the mojito by bringing your palette a spicy, explosive food item. Our pick would be spiced chicken wings at their fiery best?because hot and cool work best together!

2. Pina Colada

Piña Colada

Image Courtesy: modaeestetica.com.br

The Pina Colada is another global favourite. The basic tasting notes of the Pina Colada are fruity and sweet with a hit of sourness from the pineapple with a creamy, full bodied character. True to the spirit of the Pina Colada, Bring alive the magic of the coast with some carefully grilled fish?served with a spicy and tangy sauce.

3. The Cosmopolitan

cosmopolitan

 Image Courtesy: photo.elsoar.com

Light and sweet with a sour undertone, the Cosmopolitan is a delicious cocktail. An interesting accompaniment would be a cheese platter, as the Cosmopolitan is the perfect accompaniment with the distinctive tastes and smells of the assorted cheeses, given its neutral, non-imposing tasting notes.

4. Daiquiri

Strawberry-Daiquiri-frozen-drink

 Image Courtesy:healthy-drinks.net/

The good old Daiquiri can be best enjoyed with a little a delicious serving of sweet and sour chicken (or vegetables for vegetarians). The fruity flavours of the Daiquiri are complemented and enhanced by the sweet hint of the food, while the sour flavours contrast and balance the sweetness.

5. Margarita

Margarita

 Image Courtesy: modaeestetica.com.br

The margarita is a strong flavoured cocktail with lots of character. Balance the taste of vodka with a little sweet something?fresh fruit dipped in chocolate sauce would be an interesting option. As a starter, consider dishes cooked in a slightly sweet honey-based sauce.

6. Martini

Martini

 Image Courtesy: www.wallpapermania.eu

As the iconic martini is garnished with an olive, the perfect accompaniment to the martini is stuffed green olives. Olives go well with the dry martini and add a bouquet of additional flavours to the palette.

7. Screwdriver

Screwdriver

 Image Courtesy:  wikihow.com

A delicious orange-juice based concoction, the Screwdriver offers pairing with food that have unique, full-bodied tasting notes. A good option is chicken/ paneer cooked in hot garlic sauce, which will nicely balance the sour and sweet flavours of the Screwdriver.

8. Long Island Iced Tea

Long Island Iced Tea

 Image Courtesy: ellem.ca

The Long Island Iced Tea is a potent concoction of various alcohol types?and hence flavours. Pair the LIT with the sober yet delicious serving of hummus and pita bread. The largely neutral base of the dish will provide an able accompaniment for the varied flavours of the LIT. The slight hint of garlic in the hummus will help cut the excessively alcohol-based taste of the drink as well.

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