4 Perfect Gin Pairings
Happy World Gin Day! Gin’s amazing popularity can probably be attribute to its flexibility. It is increasingly common in the Asian world as people discover the fantastic ways to use gin pairing to bring out the best in our beautiful pan-Asian cuisine. Here are a few of our favourite combinations:
Prawn Fried Wantons
The sweetness of the prawns compliments the floral notes of gin perfectly, while the toasty crisp edge from pan frying helps to give a powerful flavour that is not overwhelmed by the high alcohol content.
It may come as a surprise, but juniper and game is actually a classic flavour combination. Take this to its logical conclusion and enjoy a gin and tonic garnished with extra juniper berries and pink peppercorns the next time you enjoy a classic crispy duck with hoisin combo.
Lapsang Souchong Tea
If you’re looking for a new gin cocktail with an unusual flavour profile that’s sure to impress your guests, look no further. This Chinese tea is famous for its aromas of smokey pine. This is likely to match with most gins, but the smokey note can complement spice-heavy gin styles the best. Think Opihr or Pink 47.
Thai Flavours: Lime & Lemongrass
The delicate aromatic flavour characteristics that we love in Thai food make it a natural match for gin. So grab your gin and juice and see how it pairs off with a classic Thai Green Curry. Or enjoy how a Thai Chicken Noodle Salad pulls out the floral elements in a classic London dry gin.
Eastern Heroes Catering are the pan-Asian food and drinks specialists. For more expert advice on gin pairing, and how to pair the perfect drinks with your pan-Asian party menu contact us.