As any meat eater will know, there are some drinks that compliment your beef and make your meal much more enjoyable. In this article, we will hope to offer you seven drinks that can complement your beef and make every single meal much more enjoyable, tasty, and downright delicious. It is important to mention, some of the drinks mentioned in this article will contain alcohol, so if you are not of drinking age [or just don’t like alcohol], please skip past them.
Now, without further ado, here are seven drinks that go really well with beef.
So, you want to know about seven drinks that go really well with beef, do you? Well, if you’re interested then continue to read more here, for the first on our list is a fantastic compliment to beef [and bacon!]. Whiskey, the quintessential man’s drink. Whiskey is a great addition to any meal that contains beef, for the rich flavors of whiskey will complement the richness of the beef. There are many different types of whiskey to choose from, but we recommend that you select a woody whiskey, or a malt [malt is delicious with beef].
The second of our list, and the second brown liquor. Brandy is a great compliment to beef served rare. Brandy is a favorite drink of many throughout the world, and many would not dream of sitting down to eat a beef dinner without a tumbler full of brandy. Brandy, like whiskey, comes in a variety of flavor profiles and types. It is important to drink brandy responsibly, for it can take you by surprise and a simple drink with your meal can turn into a night spent in a drunken haze.
Cranberry juice, like red wine, contains tannins. Tannins act much like a palate cleanser [think like a wedge of lemon]. Cranberry juice is not very sweet, and will not overpower the steak, which some juices can do. Many people cannot stand cranberry juice, so if you find cranberry juice to be terribly tart and bitter, you could consider diluting it with water, and additionally, could consider adding pomegranate juice into the mix. These are very healthy, juicy, and delicious juices that can really compliment your meal and give you a refreshing kick. Definitely give consideration to either if you are not a fan of alcohol.
Port, like brandy and whiskey, comes in a variety of flavors and types. Port is absolutely delicious, but when it comes to beef, it’s best to opt for the cream ports rather than the more acidic ones. For those of you who were a fan of Frasier, you will likely already know all about port, for it is Dr. Crane’s favorite drink. Port is delicious but should be consumed moderately, for it can become very sickly if you drink too much. An acidic port is best left for meals like chicken and fish rather than red meat.
Red wine is another wonderful drink to pair with beef. Red wine is absolutely delicious, and with a rare steak, divine. Red wine pairs wonderfully with steak, providing of course that you find the right wine. You want to find a wine that is full-bodied and can stand up on its own next to the beef, which is strong-flavored. A great way to drink wine with beef is to take sips after you have a mouthful of beef. Red wine should, like the other drinks listed here, be consumed moderately and not to excess.
Sparkling water is an incredibly versatile drink that can be consumed with more or less every meal. With beef, it is best consumed with a wedge of lime or lemon, or just a squeeze. Sparkling water is delicious and is a healthier option if you do not want to consume a sugary drink or one with alcohol. Sparkling water is very refreshing and can be a great way to wake yourself up after a heavy meal. You can, of course, substitute sparkling water for plain water, lime, and tonic, or just add some cordial into it.
Dark beer, like Guinness for example, is a great pair with beef. You can’t bear a dark beer with a large sirloin steak doused in steak sauce. This is one of the most common and popular pairings with beef the world over.
With the help of this page, you now know seven drinks to pair with beef. There are many beef dishes and each is best suited to a specific drink. Try out these pairings and see which works for you.