It’s always nice to relax and enjoy your dinner with a nice drink, especially when dining outside on a warm summer night. If you’re not in the mood for wine or beer and want something a little stronger, a cocktail is the right choice. However, you want to make sure your drink doesn’t clash with your seafood dinner, but rather enhances the flavor and experience. Check out these four delicious cocktails that pair perfectly with a seafood dinner!
A vodka cocktail is a great choice to pair with fresh seafood, especially fish. With so many vodka cocktails to choose from, we recommend the Moscow mule for its citrus flavors. All it takes to make this delicious drink is two ounces of vodka, ½ ounce of lime juice, and six ounces of ginger beer over ice. The drink is cold, refreshing, and a perfect pair to your fish dinner.
Gin and Tonic
A gin and tonic is a classic drink combination for a good reason! A little more untraditional is the pairing of a gin and tonic with seafood, but trust us, it works! Smoked salmon, shrimp, fish and chips, and mussels all pair well with a gin and tonic because of the citrus flavors. Top your cocktail with a lime wedge to bring all the flavors together.
Tequila Hot Mama
The Hot Mama cocktail is the ideal cocktail when sitting outside and enjoying your seafood meal, and make you feel as though you’re on a tropical vacation! To make the drink, combine five cilantro leaves, four slices of cucumber, one slice of jalapeno, one ounce of fresh lime juice, and ½ ounce of agave nectar in a cocktail shaker and muddle together. Then add two ounces of tequila and a few ice cubes, and garnish with cilantro to sip on while enjoying fish, crab, lobster, and any other seafood you desire.
Rum and Pineapple
The main goal of drink and food pairing is to bring out the flavors of the dish, and sometimes, a simple drink is best. Rum pairs well with seafood, especially crab cakes, and is best without a mixer. Pour a (small) glass of dark rum and a pineapple garnish to highlight the crab cake without overpowering the delicious flavors.
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