Food and alcohol are said to complement each other perfectly since time immemorial. Over the decades, alcohol has been mixed in different foods and in different proportions to create some absolutely stunning lip-smacking dishes. However, with time, experimentation has reached a new level in the food industry today with chefs coming up with unique dishes which are truly exquisite. Alcohol is extremely versatile and you there are a lot of fishes out there that infuse alcohol into food with style. Here are some must-try dishes that are infused with booze:
Absinthe is a very potent alcoholic beverage that has anywhere between 55 to 80% alcohol in it. It is also said to contain thujone which is found in wormwood. Taking a neat absinthe shot will make you feel like your throat is on fire which is not a pleasant feeling at all. Some people also tend to feel as if their entire body is on fire. Thus, the best way to incorporate absinthe in food is to use it with some ice cream. This gives you the perfect balance between the rich, creamy and cold ice cream and the alcohol flavour from the absinthe and is a must try.
Pizza is loved by millions of people around the world and for good reason. Imagine the softest pizza dough, gooey cheese, meat or vegetables cooked to perfection to create your dream pizza. It doesn’t get better than that, does it? The vodka pizza is a pizza that is infused with just the right amount of vodka which is perfect for that long night out with friends as you watch a football game.
Chips and salsa is the perfect Mexican dish when you want to hang out with a couple of friends, yet do not want to have a full meal. However, what makes the salsa even better is when it has alcohol in it. Add any alcohol of your choice to the salsa that is already there and you will get a good buzz, without feeling like you are going to blackout.
Caramel Apple Pie
Pies scream of holiday season vibes. Thus, the apple pie is a perfect pick for any birthday celebration or simply a get-together with your family. The best thing that you can add to your apple pie is caramel flavoured alcohol. All you have to do is whip up some boozy caramel sauce and use it as a dip for your apple pie. When you’re done with the pie, you can even store the sauce and use it on pancakes for your breakfast.
There is famous saying that goes “All you need in life is chocolate but a little chocolate now and then does not hurt” and we couldn’t agree more. Chocolates are the most common foodstuff that is infused with chocolate. A variety of alcohol such as rum, whiskey, and even wine is often infused with chocolates, usually dark chocolate. Chocolate tastes so much better when there is alcohol infused in it. On the same lines, booze is also infused in gummy bears to add a little something to them.
Wine and meat
Wine and meat are one of the best combinations with respect to food. Famous cooking shows including MasterChef focuses on using wine in literally any food delicacy that includes meat in it. This is because wine adds that subtle tangy flavour to the meat which adds a new dimension to the dish. Red wine is usually picked for this, and it is cooked for a long period of time, reducing it to a thick sauce that works best for meat such as beef and poultry.
Thus, there are so many dishes that you can incorporate booze into your food. After all, food is all about experimentation.