DRINKS AT HOME
THAT’S RIGHT – FOOD PAIRING IS THE LATEST TREND IN MIXOLOGY. AND LEE APPLEBAUM, PATRÓN TEQUILA’S GLOBAL CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, TELLS US WHY.
The equipment needed to make the best cocktails – and the pick of the mixes to make with them.
We’re all well versed with matching wine and food. But now bartenders are using the complex flavour profiles of handcrafted cocktails to complement cuisine, too. “Australia’s passion for inventive, innovative food works well with what’s going on in cocktail culture,” explains Applebaum. “We’re seeing dynamic pairings of cocktails with cuisine, and tequila plays well into that because it’s an incredibly versatile spirit. It allows mixologists to choose tequilas that actually enhance the food we’re eating.” And you needn’t be a drinks expert to take part. No matter what’s on the menu at the next dinner party, this chart makes it simple to match food with tequila twists on classic cocktails.