With the holiday season quickly bearing down on us, there’s tons of list-making and organisation involved to plan parties and gifts and, most of all, to get the food and drinks just right. Pairing foods that compliment a good spirit, like whisky with chocolates or wine with charcuterie, can upscale any event you host during the season.
February 01, 2024
Tequila is a delightfully versatile spirit that can be paired with spicy and sweet treats. Its fruity notes blend well with crisps and dips full of a zesty finish. Suppose you are hosting a cocktail party this holiday season. In that case, you can stir up mouthwatering Don Julio cocktails and accompany them with crispy, spicy, and refreshing treats, which will become a refreshing explosion for your taste buds.
Citrusy and zingy notes of ceviche topped on crisp tostadas are perfect finger foods to circulate among your guests to refresh their palate. The tangy flavours of the ceviche tostadas will pair well with a Don Julio Blanco, as the taste of citrus seasonings will go well with the fruity and slightly sweet notes of this tequila variant.
There’s no better idea than guac and tortilla chips to pair a rosado with a hint of caramel, honey, and some complex flavours of chilli and cinnamon. You can place a bowlful of the crisp appetisers on a coffee table with freshly made guac for a pleasurable relish complemented by the sweet and fruity spirit. You can use the rosado to make cocktails like the lemonade made from mint, club soda, and a popsicle.
Is there anything better than a platter full of assorted cheeses, crackers, and grapes to munch on while sipping a tequila cocktail? For an elegant cocktail house party, go the classic route and pair your añejo tequila with a cheese platter. Ensure this plate has delectable berries, camembert, gouda and Gruyère. You can craft a Paloma or a Christmas mule to complement the cheesy goodness of the platter.
Make some chicken skewers in chilli mango sauce for a sweet, spicy Mexican affair. The warm, perfectly cooked chicken with a kick of chilli and the sweet flavours of mango is a perfect pairing with reposado tequila. This variant is suitable for making fruit-inspired, slightly sweet cocktails and can nicely complement the chicken appetiser. Pair this with a sweet and tangy salsa for an absolute flavour explosion!
Tequila has origins in Mexico. Its flavour profile and food pairings carry influences of the region. The food culture in North America is about fresh and spicy flavours in crispy finger foods that can be gobbled up in a bite or two. Quesadilla bites, or minor, cheesy and spicy treats that can be popped into your mouth, are one such treat reminiscent of this vibrant heritage. Bring these Mexican influences into your drawing room with these tempting appetisers and a Don Julio Blanco.