Woodford Reserve Mule.

Forget wine, try cocktail pairings with food

BDC News

New Delhi, July 16

Good food and good drinks go hand in hand, when combined properly, they can result in a marvelous dining experience. When one thinks about pairing a dish with alcohol, wine is probably the first choice. But ow cocktail pairing for your food is a new-age trend as mixologists become more creative and innovative.

While pairing your delicacies with wine might be easier than a cocktail, but the new age cocktail pairing is fun and offers a surprisingly flavourful experience.

Brown-Forman India shares some cocktail recipes with food pairing for you to experiment



It is a cocktail that hits the perfect sweet notes; a spicy Indian chicken curry would go very well with it as the spicy part of the food will be balanced by the sweetness of honey.


2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

6 mint Leaves

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Sugar Syrup

Crushed Ice

1 Mint Sprig


1/2 fill a cocktail shaker with cubed ice.

Add all ingredients and whisk vigorously without ice for 15-20 seconds.

2/3 fill a highball glass with crushed ice.

Strain the liquid into the glass and garnish with a mint sprig



A combination of sweet and sour, so would recommend any food with rich fat like grilled steaks, cheese pizza or butter chicken.


2 oz Gentleman Jack

0.75 oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Simple Syrup

1 dash Bitters


1/2 fill a cocktail shaker with cubed ice.

Add all ingredients and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds.

1/2 fill a rocks glass with cubed ice.

Strain the liquid into the glass

Add lemon wedge to garnish



It is a great cocktail with ratatouille and pastas.


1.5 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Dry ginger ale


Fill a mug with ice.

Add Woodford Reserve.

Top with ginger beer.

Garnish with a lemon wedge



This cocktail is made with sparkling ginger ale and this will go well with any kind of cuisine. We suggest a sushi platter so that the punch of wasabi and soy will be neutralised by the subtleness of Gentleman Jack and cleared by the ginger ale.


2 oz Gentleman Jack

Top with Ginger beer/ale

1 Squeeze Lime


3/4 fill a highball glass with cubed ice.

Pour Gentleman Jack over ice.

Top with ginger beer or ale.

Add lime wedge to garnish.

Gentleman Soir.

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