Now that the weather is getting warmer and the sun is finally shining, we’re all craving a refreshing drink to pair with our favorite food- crab cakes! Choose a beautiful spring day to come to Box Hill and enjoy our world-famous recipe, or order our crab cakes right to your door and make a drink for yourself!
If you feel like cracking open a cold beer to pair with your crab cake meal, try a wheat beer like the Paulaner Hefe-Weizen. The beer compliments the crab cake as it handles condiments well, so you can pile on your sauce or Old Bay seasoning as much as you please. This beer doesn’t have too much hops that could overpower the delicate flavor of crab meat, and the citrus tones in wheat beer are a match made in heaven with a squeeze of fresh lemon on your crab cake.
When deciding what wine to pair with your crab cake, look for medium-bodied whites or sparkling wine that are relatively crisp and have plenty of acid and notes of citrus. You will generally want to avoid wines that are too sweet or sugary, as something light will better complement the flavors in the crab cake without overpowering them. A white wine with notes of citrus and peach, and a clean, juicy finish is the ideal crab cake pairing. The juicy finish allows the wine to compete with Old Bay seasoning or a little sauce on the side.
If you want to adventure away from wine and beer, a mojito is a great cocktail to pair with crab meat. A mojito is one of the summer’s most refreshing cocktails and is quite easy to make at home. The key ingredients are ten fresh mint leaves, a tasty lime, and rum. Muddle the mint leaves and a slice of lime in a glass to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add two more lime slices, and two tablespoons of sugar, and muddle again. Fill the glass to the top with ice, pour one and a half ounces of white rum, then fill the glass with club soda or seltzer. Sit back in the sunshine, and enjoy your refreshing drink and delicious crab cakes!
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We are located in Abingdon, Maryland, and our crab cakes are available year-round! If you ever have any questions or comments about Box Hill or our Maryland crab cakes, use our contact form here.
Box Hill Crab Cakes is your source for the freshest, most authentic Maryland crab cakes—and we’ll ship them to your door! Our top-secret family recipe has been fine-tuned for decades, and we guarantee you will love them. Visit us online to place your order or give us a call at 410-515-3662. Want to get recipe ideas, updates, and information on sales? Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Trip Advisor, YouTube, and Twitter.