What Kind of Cocktail Should I Pair with My Appetizer?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: I am a member of a dinner club — we do progressive dinner parties, from appetizers through dessert, with each course taking place at a different members’ house. Each course is also required to have a pairing with it. Here’s the catch: I don’t drink.

I am looking for a suggestion for a cocktail for an appetizer I am planning that will be plated. It will have three different presentations of a variety of mushrooms. In my mind, something woodsy would go. I don’t want to serve wine, and would rather serve a cocktail.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Sent by Leslie

Editor: It seems a little unfair that you won’t get to enjoy your own pairing, so why not change that and serve a non-alcoholic drink along with your appetizer! There are plenty of options that are just as delicious, and pair just as well, without the booze. Here are a few to consider:

Readers, what kind of cocktail should Leslie serve with her appetizer?