One of the most significant problems one can encounter when it comes to the luxurious indulgence in drinks, especially cocktails, beers, and other alcoholic variance, is getting the perfect pairing of food and beverages.
Whether you're planning for a party or you just want a late-night treat, finding the best combo makes snacking a much more memorable experience. There's really no rocket science analysis to mixing and drinks and snacks. The real trick is to make sure you get the right blend.
The main thing you have to consider is flavoring. Taking a snack whose flavor clashes with that of your drink can ruin it for you. When pairing, it's better to look out for a perfect complement by trying to contrast the flavors.
If your cocktail is a bit sweet, you'll want to water down the taste with a snack that's not too spicy or sweet. Take, for instance, a combination of chocolate cake with a chocolate martini. The mixture is a bit too similar in flavor and can feel quite drab, while a combination of chocolate cake with a dry martini gives a perfect balance. A contrast in the taste is a great way to bring some excitements to your taste buds.
Another interesting combo is sushi and the famous Long Island cocktail. Aside from being a combination of a fantastic cuisine with a spirit-infused cocktail, the sweet and sour flavor balance is guaranteed to give your taste bud a unique experience.
Same as with cocktails, the different brews of beers are compatible with different snacks based on their flavors. For instance, Pilsners go smoothly with high-fat oily fishes and marbled meats. This is because the bitterness of the beer makes for a pleasing contrast with the sweetness of the sauce. Another excellent combination is stouts and caramelized dishes with brown, spicy sauces, or salty foods like oysters.