Chances are that you’ve heard many objections to drinking martinis with steak. It isn’t that martinis aren’t “good enough” for a broiled porterhouse; it’s just that the flavors are so strikingly different that to pair the two together would be a major disservice to both.
But what if we told you that martinis and steaks aren’t necessarily an unmatchable pair? While you can’t go wrong with a fine wine to enhance and complement the rich flavor of a beautifully prepared steak, there’s a right way to pair a steak with a martini, too!
Instead of drinking a martini with your steak, the secret to a perfect combination is to drink the martini ahead of time. An elegantly balanced martini will render your palette more sensible to the nuances of the steak’s subtle flavors. In fact, while any flavored alcoholic drinks will do, the martini’s chilly powers will prepare your taste receptors for the meal to come.
If walking is the warm-up to running, then the martini is meant to pave the way for your steak. Besides, a great martini mix from the bar will help you enjoy your time with friends and family as you await your dinner. Quality martini mixes are the perfect prelude to a night filled with indulgence.
While many flavored alcoholic drinks will set the mood and prepare your taste buds, martini mixes are alone in their ability to deliver the cold, crisp, and sometimes fruity flavors that enhance the steak experience.
Haven’t tried a martini before eating your steak? We’d love to suggest the following martini mixes:
- Amoretti Lemon Drop Martini Cocktail Martini Mix. Of the many flavored alcoholic drinks, this is perhaps one of the most balanced martini mixes available. The taste of lemon is perfectly accompanied by a tart sweetness that will keep you from cringing, despite the citrus.
- Amoretti Pomegranate Martini Cocktail Martini Mix. What makes this one of the best flavored alcoholic drinks is its ability to warm your taste buds up for both the steak and a glass of wine. This has a richer, more elegant taste than the citrusy lemon drop.
Whether you decide to try one of these martini mixes, or experiment based on your own tastes, you’ll enjoy your flavored alcoholic drinks best if you drink them before a steak paired with a fine wine.
Do you enjoy drinking a martini before your steak? If so, we’d love to hear about what martini mixes you prefer. Let us know on the Amoretti Facebook Page!