The Best Cold Drinks Meet the Best Summertime Foods
Some foods just scream “summer” to us. And while pretty much any cold drink is perfectly refreshing on a hot day, there are some food and beverage pairings that work particularly well. Here are our top 10 summertime pairings.
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Get the Recipe: Throwdown's Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Get the Recipe: Neely's Wet BBQ Ribs
Depends on the seasoning. Asian? A sweet white wine (like Riesling) works nicely. Mexican? Try horchata (a creamy Latin American favorite made with rice or nuts).
Get the Recipe: The Ultimate Jerk Chicken
Sparkling wine continues to be the best pairing we know for this one (or ginger beer, if you’re not drinking alcohol).
Get the Recipe: Fried Chicken
White wine–Chardonnay if you like richness, Pinot Grigio if you like crispness.
Get the Recipe: Lobster Roll
Ice-cold lemonade on the beach; cold beer at a baseball game.
Get the Recipe: Texas Dog
Corn on the Cob
Get the Recipe: Barbecue Corn
Bourbon whiskey has just enough sweetness to hang with the peaches, while it’s strong enough not to be cloying on the side.
Get the Recipe: Cin-ful Peach Cobbler
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Crumb Pie
Get the Recipe: Cherry-Chocolate Ice Cream