Spicy Roasted Carrot & Squash Mac 'n' Cheese
Any time you have heat in a dish, you need a pairing that will cool your palate down. Pilsner-style beer is a natural choice here. This is a full-flavored dish, so I like to choose beer that is understated, refreshing and will let the food shine.
All about $10-12 per 6-pack
Lasagna Bread Pizza
Tomatoes and Sangiovese are a pair made in heaven (well, Tuscany), but that's pretty much the same thing. A Sangiovese wine will pair well with the flavors, but can also stand up to the acidity in the tomato puree.
Barberani Polago 2006 $13
Montevertine Pian del Ciampolo 2010 $26
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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Salad
A dry Rosé would be the perfect pairing for this dish because it's flavorful enough to stand up to the buffalo chicken. Serve chilled so it cools off your mouth - the refreshing acidity will be cleansing as well.
Crios 2011 Malbec Rose $11 (Mendoza, Argentina)
Domaine Deffends Rose 2010 $19.99 (Provence, France)
Whiskey Brisket Sandwich
You want to play up the whiskey notes in the brisket (or at least I do!), but drinking a straight spirit isn't always the best for pairing with food (or for having a long night!). That's where a great cocktail can come in as a perfect drink pairing. I love the Old Fashioned Cocktail to pair with Rachael's Whiskey Brisket Sandwiches. The Bourbon in the julep will play off the whiskey in the sandwiches nicely, and the mint and ice will be a refreshing component to the heavier parts of this dish. Plus, it’s such an easy cocktail with only 4 ingredients:
• Bourbon, 3 ounces
• Mint, 6 sprigs
• Simple Syrup, 1 ounce
• Ice, crushed
Put 5 sprigs of mint, sugar, and 1 ounce of bourbon into the bottom of a mixing glass. Gently muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the muddled leaves to release their flavor. Strain and pour into a julep cup (or similar vessel), rotating to coat the sides. Fill with ice, then add the rest of the bourbon whiskey. Garnish with a lightly slapped small mint sprig.
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