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Cocktail Recipes That Match Best With Cheese Platters

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Love cheese and cocktails? Wondering what goes best with your cheese platter? No worries! We have compiled a special list of cocktail recipes that are match-made in heaven for your cheese platter.  These cocktails and cheese pairings will surely take your dining and drinking experience to a whole new level. Whether you are hosting a party and looking for some inspiration or simply like to indulge in your favourite tipples, these ideas will definitely come in handy for you. Explore now and find your perfect pairing. 

Delectable Cocktail Recipes & Cheese Platters

1. Paloma Cocktail Recipe

Paloma Cocktail
Paloma cocktail is a classic drink that packs a delicious punch of flavours. Tequila, grapefruit, and fresh lime come together to create a delightful drink that has a sweet and citrusy taste. It’s well-balanced and perfect for any house party. Here’s the cocktail recipe made using Don Julio Blanco tequila for you to try:

Ingredients
- Don Julio Blanco Tequila - 60ml
- Lime juice – 15ml
- Grapefruit soda - top-up
- Lime wheel - 1
- Lime wedge - 1
- Salt
- Ice

Method
- Take a highball glass and rub the rim with a lime wedge.
- Fill a plate with salt and dip the highball glass rim in it.
- Next, fill the salt-rimmed highball glass with ice.
- Measure and pour Don Julio Blanco tequila and freshly squeezed lime juice into the glass over the ice.
- Top up the drink with grapefruit soda.
- Stir the mixture gently to combine.
- Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

Recommended Cheese Platter Pairing: Queso fresco, feta, goat cheese

2. Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

Old-Fashioned
A timeless whisky cocktail that is simple, elegant and smooth to taste. The old-fashioned cocktail is an enticing blend that brings out the intricate flavours of the spirit perfectly. The iconic blend of whisky, bitters and simple syrup is unforgettable to the senses. Here’s the cocktail recipe made using Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky for you to try at home:

Ingredients
- Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky - 60ml
- Angostura Bitters - 2 dashes
- Simple Syrup - 10ml
- Orange Twist - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice.
- Next, measure and pour simple syrup, two dashes of aromatic bitters, and Johnnie Walker Black Label Blended Scotch Whisky into the glass.
- Stir well to combine.
- Prepare a rocks glass by placing a big block of ice in it.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture from the mixing glass into the prepared rocks glass.
- Twist an orange peel to express the oils into the drink and drop it into the glass to garnish.

Recommended Cheese Platter Pairing: Pecorino, aged cheddar, blue cheese, gouda

3. Negroni Cocktail Recipe

Negroni Cocktail
Negroni cocktail is a classic gin-based drink that has a pronounced flavour profile. It’s a simple and delectable blend of gin, vermouth and bitter aperitif. Every sip of Negroni cocktail will excite the palate and leave your taste buds with a tingling feeling. You can enjoy it as an aperitif before a lavish meal or serve it at your next house party. Here’s the gin cocktail recipe featuring Tanqueray London Dry gin for you:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 30ml
- Sweet Vermouth - 30ml 
- Herbal-infused Bitter Aperitif - 30ml 
- Orange Peel - 1
- Ice 

Instructions
- Grab a mixing glass and fill it with ice.
- Measure and pour Tanqueray London Dry Gin, sweet vermouth and bitter aperitif into the mixing glass.
- Using a cocktail stirrer or a bar spoon, stir the ingredients well to combine.
- Using a cocktail strainer, strain the mixture into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with an orange peel or orange slices.

Recommended Cheese Platter Pairing: Cheddar, gouda

4. Gin and Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Gin and Tonicc
Gin and tonic is a classic gin cocktail that you can easily craft at home. Made with only two ingredients and a citrus garnish, gin and tonic cocktail is delightful to taste. The beautiful blend of rich botanicals of gin, and crisp tonic will leave your senses in joy! Whether it’s a house party, a night out, or even a weekend indulgence, gin and tonic will surely please. Here’s the cocktail recipe for you:

Ingredients
- Tanqueray No TEN Gin - 60ml
- Tonic water - 120ml
- Lime wheel/grapefruit slice - 1
- Ice

Method
- Grab a highball glass and fill it with ice.
- Next, measure and pour gin into the glass over the ice.
- Top up with tonic water.
- Stir the mixture gently to combine.
- Garnish with a lime wheel or grapefruit slice.

Recommended Cheese Platter Pairing: Cheddar, gouda

5. Bloody Mary Cocktail Recipe

Bloody Mary Cocktail
This is a must-have cocktail for any brunch party! Bloody Mary is a beloved vodka cocktail that is delicious, indulgent and exciting to sip. With scrumptious garnishes, Bloody Mary packs a punch of flavours that will tickle the taste buds. The bold flavours of this vodka cocktail are perfect for those who like savoury, and spicy tipples. Here’s the cocktail recipe made using Smirnoff No.21 vodka for you to try:

Ingredients
- Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka - 50ml
- Tomato Juice - 100ml
- Lemon - 1
- Tabasco Sauce - 4 dashes
- Worcestershire Sauce - 4 dashes
- Black Pepper (ground) - 2 Pinches
- Celery Stalk - 1
- Lemon Wedges - 2
- Cucumber Strip - 1
- Olive - 1
- Picked Veggies 
- Ice

Method
- Grab a tall glass and fill it with ice cubes
- Measure and pour Smirnoff No.21 Vodka and tomato juice into the glass
- Stir the ingredients to combine
- Next, add 4 dashes each of Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce
- Add some freshly squeezed lime juice and 2 pinches of ground black pepper to the glass
- Stir gently to combine
- Garnish the drink with pickled veggies, olive, lemon wedges, celery stalk and cucumber strips.

Recommended Cheese Platter Pairing: Blue cheese, brie, gouda

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