3 Summer Meal & Drink Pairings

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Are you in the mood to celebrate warm weather? One of the best ways to do so is via delectable cuisine and inventive cocktails. While we love rosé and frosty margaritas, we’re looking to get extra creative this season with a new mix of cocktails and complementary plates to boot.

Here are a few pairings to add to your summer menu:

Airmail Daquiri

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Citrus meets rum in this bright and effervescent drink. Created around the 1950s, this classic cocktail was once a hit. This summer, we’re bringing it back by stocking up on white Jamaican rum, champagne, honey syrup, and lime. Shake all the ingredients except the champagne, pour into a chilled coupe, and then top with bubbles.

For dinner, pair this drink with a classic Cuban sandwich. This recipe from Tasting Table merges roasted pork, honey glazed ham, and dill pickles on Cuban sandwich loaves.

Spicy Mezcal Margarita

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This recipe takes a classic and adds an edge with smoky mezcal and muddled jalapeño. Simply cut a few slices of jalapeño, muddle it in a shaker, add mezcal, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup before shaking for five seconds. Pour into a glass with a salted rim and enjoy!

Pair your margarita with a Taco Tuesday experience. Opt for a classic and prepare these chicken tinga tacos from Pinch of Yum.

Pomelo Mojito

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Mojitos are the perfect summer drink. With mint, citrus, and dark rum, they merge a variety of bright flavors in one refreshing glass. To mix things up, try this unique twist from Simmer and Sauce that incorporates pomelo juice.

Nothing screams summer like fresh grilled fish. Therefore, pair this bright and citrusy cocktail with grilled mahi mahi.

For more fun recipes to conquer in your Lincoln kitchen, click this link for tasty spring-inspired plates. Or, if you’re searching for the perfect apartment this summer, give the team at Lincoln a call.