A seafood boil is an experience to be shared with family and friends. It’s also a time to kick back and enjoy a refreshing beverage with your meal. So, what are the best drink pairings with a boil?
The team at The Boiling Spot, a seafood restaurant in Plano, has the answer for you. Your choices are divided into two main categories, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. We’ll look at each of them in turn.
For alcoholic drinks, we’ll further subdivide the category into beer, wine, and spirits. With beer, pilsners, lagers, and light beers are good options. You can’t go wrong with an IPA that cleanses your palate between bites. A stout works wonders to emphasize the brininess in oysters, and any beer with hints of citrus or malt will pair well with spicy crawfish.
At many a seafood restaurant, you will be offered wine with your meal. After all, everyone knows that white wine pairs well with fish. But don’t forget that reds like pinot noir go just as well. Sparkling wine is great at cutting through batters in fried seafood.
Have your spirits straight or mixed into a cocktail, and you’ll enjoy the way they blend with the seafood flavors.
Non-alcohol drinks such as strawberry lemonade, iced tea, or carbonated beverages such as ginger ale or sparkling water are great with your meal. Just remember to try to avoid any drink that is too sweet, so the taste of your food isn’t overwhelmed by the sugar.