Food Pairing with Cocktails: Enhancing Your Ready-to-Pour Cocktails with Complementary Flavours – Maybe Sammy Cocktails
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Food Pairing with Cocktails

Food pairing with cocktails isn't just about finding what tastes good together. Oh no. It's about creating a grand symphony where every note sings in harmony. And at Maybe Sammy, we're all about hitting the right notes. Here's how:

Identifying Flavour Profiles

Every successful pairing starts with understanding the flavour profile of both your food and cocktail. Is your cocktail sweet, sour, bitter or spicy? Is your dish savoury, spicy, umami-filled?

Seeking Balance

Balance is key in a successful pairing. A sweet cocktail can soothe the spice in a dish, while a strong, bitter drink can provide a counterpoint to a rich, creamy dish.

Matching Intensities

Match the intensity of your food and cocktail to prevent one from overshadowing the other. A bold cocktail needs a robust dish to shine, and vice versa.


Remember, there are no strict rules when it comes to food and cocktail pairing. It's all about exploration and discovering new flavour combinations that delight your palate.

Where to start?

Why not try pairing your favourite Maybe Sammy cocktails with these food suggestions:

  • Italian Dirty Martini: The bold and salty flavour of this cocktail pairs nicely with rich foods. Consider enjoying it with a charcuterie board featuring an assortment of cheeses, cured meats, and olives.
  • Jasmine Negroni: The bitter, floral character of the Jasmine Negroni sings harmoniously with the richness of classic Italian dishes. Consider it with a savoury Margherita pizza, where the cocktail can cut through the cheese and complement the tomato sauce. Alternatively, pair it with a pasta dish featuring a robust tomato or creamy sauce. Its bitter and floral notes provide a refreshing contrast that balances the heavier flavours of the dish.
  • Chamomile Martini: This calming cocktail would pair nicely with light desserts or pastries. Consider having it with a vanilla-based dessert to complement the chamomile.
  • Eucalyptus Gimlet: The fresh, bright flavours of this cocktail would be perfectly paired with seafood. Consider serving it with grilled shrimp, oysters, or a light fish dish.
  • Café Tropical: This invigorating cocktail is a wonderful companion to any tropical dessert. Its coffee notes also make it a fantastic pairing for a rich, chocolatey dessert.
  • Old Fashioned: The Old Fashioned is a strong, slightly sweet cocktail that pairs excellently with comfort foods. Enjoy it with a hearty stew, grilled meats, or even a gourmet burger. Its sweetness also complements rich, dark chocolates


Think of it as choosing the perfect outfit for your cocktail. It's got to match, it's got to complement, and above all, it's got to make your taste buds do a little happy dance. Now, isn't that a pairing to ponder over?

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