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Perfect Pairings: Drink Up, Grinches!

Eat. Drink. Be merry.

With the holidays around the corner, there’s no better time for entertaining or enjoying all kinds of festive foods and delicious cocktails with a few friends. But how can you create the perfect pairings for your holiday party when there are so many different flavor combinations to choose from?   

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! From frosty drinks to dreamy desserts, here are some of our favorite ways to bring together the best of both worlds for the holidays.

Pairing #1: Caramel Apple + Almond
That’s right. Drink up, grinches!

Blended with vanilla ice cream, these sweet-tart and oh-so-creamy caramel apple cocktails pair perfectly with our Absolutely Almond Pound Cake, fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

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Tip: Simply omit the vodka if you’d like to make some Grinch-inspired mocktails for the littlest Whos in your house, too!

Pairing #2: Mocha + Peanut Butter
Of course, chocolate goes well with almost anything. But it’s a sweet match made in heaven with the sweet bliss of buttery caramel and rich peanut butter. Best of all, now it’s easier than ever to dazzle your guests with a decadent chocolate dessert and warm after-dinner drinks for the holidays.

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If you really want to impress your friends, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake is a show-stopping option for dessert, too.

Pairing #3: Sangria + Creamy Custard
Sangria is a wonderful choice for the holidays, since it pairs beautifully with soft cheeses, seafood, chicken, breads and spicy appetizers. (Not to mention, it looks gorgeous garnished with orange slices and berries!) But did you know that sangria complement desserts, too?

It’s divine with fruit tarts, dark chocolate and custard-based desserts.

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Pairing #4: Chai + Spiced Desserts
Last but not least, a cozy cup of chai can perfectly complement carrot cake, cheesecake, pumpkin or apple desserts, and chocolate cakes or brownies.

By the way, if you want to add a little extra holiday “spirit,” you can spike those warm mugs of chai with a splash of butterscotch schnapps or Irish cream liqueur, too.

Your turn! What are some of your favorite pairings when it comes to holiday drinks and desserts?

Grand or grinchy, we’d love to hear what you think makes a mean combination!

Happy holidays, friends!