5 Things to Eat with an Old Fashioned

5 Things to Eat with an Old Fashioned

Sheela Prakash
Apr 27, 2017
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If you're a fan of brown spirits, then most likely an Old Fashioned is one of your go-to cocktail orders. The classic drink, made with nothing but bourbon, simple syrup or a sugar cube, and Angostura bitters, is simple yet always satisfying. It also happens to pair quite well will a number of snacks and dishes, given its simplicity. Here are five fun pairings to try.

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1. Roasted Almonds with Paprika and Orange

A salty snack is always a good choice alongside any cocktail, but these smoky roasted almonds work particularly well with an Old Fashioned, as the orange zest mimics the orange notes of the drink.

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2. Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs with Toasted Pecans

With bourbon in your glass, it only feels right to snack on something with Southern roots. Not only are deviled eggs a classic bite, but this version is also stuffed with two more signature ingredients: pimento cheese and pecans. Set a tray of these out the next time you want to impress your guess with your party hosting skills.

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3. Grilled BBQ Chicken Wings

Full-bodied brown spirits like bourbon hold up well to the bold flavor of any barbecued meat, but these wings are particularly fun because they let you pace your meal alongside a drink or two. Have your napkins ready for this combo!

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4. Iceberg Wedge Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing

Why not go a little retro with your cocktail pairing, given that it's easy to feel like you're in Mad Men when you're sipping an Old Fashioned? A classic wedge salad works, thanks to the crispy bacon crumbled on top, whose smoky, porky goodness is always a friend to bourbon. Chill your plate before making the salad to keep it extra crisp.

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5. Bacon-Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

Speaking of pork, you're getting a double dose with this meaty main. An Old Fashioned can stand up to this rich dis,h and the brown sugar complements the sugar in your glass.

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