This article is sponsored by Bottled in Bond.
When it comes to choosing a cocktail or wine to sip on, most of us tend to lean towards our favorite spirit or a familiar flavor profile from happy hours past.
While we all have a signature cocktail that tastes great on its own, Bottled in Bond‘s Jasin Burt encourages patrons to think outside of the box when it comes to choosing a drink to go along with your dinner or bar snacks.
He’s taking traditional food + wine pairings to the next level, marrying the flavors of his tasty southern fare with signature cocktails and house-favorite spirits for guests to enjoy.
Highlight Red Meats with a Bold Bourbon
For a full dose of American flavors, Jasin recommends bringing two fan favorites together: burgers and bourbon. The dry finish of bourbon pairs well with the char of a burger patty, and the spirit’s bold flavors ensure it won’t get lost in whatever mix of condiments and toppings you encounter.
Bottled in Bond brings new flavor profiles to this classic combo with the Whiskey Daisy and Bison Burger. The Whiskey Daisy features refreshing citrus notes that play well with the heartiness of a house-made bison patty.
There’s also a touch of nuttiness in the cocktail that pairs perfectly with the burger’s tasty bacon jam. In fact, the Bottled in Bond team loves this pairing so much that they’ve created a weekly special to, quite literally, pair the two menu items.
Every Tuesday, guests can enjoy the Burger and Bourbon combo with a Bison Burger and Whiskey Daisy or Bourbon Old-Fashioned for only $20!
Enjoy Savory Seafood with a Citrus Twist
Bartenders and chefs alike will often point to the French 75 as a great accompaniment to fresh seafood. The citrus flavors in this light and bubbly cocktail brings brightness to a variety of seafood dishes from sushi to scallops.
At Bottled in Bond, you’ll find a unique play on this traditional champagne cocktail when you order the Laters, Baby.
This bright pink libation is served with a sugared rim and fresh strawberry garnish.
Despite its sweet appearance, the sweet berry notes in this drink are blended with citrus and dry brut champagne for a refreshing taste that pairs perfectly with Bottled in Bond’s togarashi-seasoned salmon.
Pair Poultry with a Classic Whiskey
Chicken and other poultry dishes often pair best with darker spirits, and whiskey is a perfect choice. The rich flavor of chicken dishes tends to bring out the vanilla essences and smoky notes of many whiskeys.
Try Bottled in Bond’s Roasted Chicken with their signature cocktail, the Bonded Aphrodisiac. The savoriness of this bird is paired with garlic cream sauce and naturally brings out whiskey’s sweeter side.
The drink’s mama jauna tincture is also known as a natural aphrodisiac that gives the drink both its clever moniker and a rich herbal flavor that tastes great with a roast.
Indulge Your Sweet Tooth with a Sazerac
Embrace the cliché that “opposites attract” and sip on a bold Sazerac with your favorite dessert. The contrast between Sazerac’s absinthe-based spice and the sugary notes of a sweet treat create a perfect balance and rich depth of flavor that you won’t forget.
(Both items are featured on the cocktail parlour’s Happy Hour Menu, available all day Sunday from 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm.)
Bonus: Bacon + Bourbon Flights
Find your new favorite whiskey with Bottled in Bond’s uniquely delicious Bourbon and Bacon flights. Snack on Neuske’s artisan applewood smoked bacon while you sip a flight of Bottled in Bond’s favorite whiskeys!
Every week, stop by Bottled in Bond for Happy Hour from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, plus enjoy discounts and specially-crafted combinations from the bar and kitchen. Choose your favorite combination from our list above or stop in create your own personal pairing!