Pairing Cocktails With Food

October 7th, 2013 BY Figenza Vodka

We’re all familiar with the practice of pairing wine with food. Finding that perfect wine to drink alongside your favorite dishes has become almost an artform. Even in recent years beer enthusiasts have started to adopt the same practice. Why let the wine drinkers have all the fun? This is the idea that Figenza Fig Flavored Vodka has adopted. We pair wine and beer with what we eat so why not cocktails and spirits too?

A great spirit or cocktail can enhance a meals flavor in the same way that wine can. It all comes down to science – chemistry to be exact. Flavor is a combination of our sense of taste and smell. And as with any chemical reaction combining different flavors can either have a good chemical reaction or a bad one. Finding the right combination of texture, temperature, smell and flavor can take the dining experience to the next level.

The fun part comes from experimenting with new and different flavors, both in your food and with your cocktails and spirits. Experts, chefs and connoisseurs of all types have spent years upon years developing rules for consumers to follow when pairing food with drink. The important thing to remember is that these rules are really just rough guidelines to follow because at the end of the day we all have different tastes and should drink what we like even if it breaks the “rules”!

A great place to start is to find a versatile liquor that can be paired with almost anything. Of course the worlds most versatile liquor is vodka due to its general odorless and flavorless characteristics. By using vodka as a base you can add whatever flavored mixers you think will enhance the taste of your meal. Even a flavored vodka like Figenza Fig Flavored Vodka is a step in the right direction since its smooth and delicate sweetness lends itself to enhancing flavors without overpowering them.

For signature cocktail recipes using Figenza Fig Flavored Vodka please visit our recipe page. Or to find a restaurant, bar or retailer near you please visit us here.

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