That’s right, lovelies, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you live to pass out candy conversation hearts or would rather Cupid’s arrow miss you all together, we can all agree that nursing a hangover never leaves us feeling lovey-dovey.
So, ahead of the big day, we’ve got some fun food and non-alcoholic drink pairing ideas for every possible relationship scenario:
TOTALLY TOGETHER TACO BAR WITH ROSEMARY INFUSED GRAPEFRUIT PALOMAS
Right out of the gate, let’s talk about our long-term lovers. By this point in your relationship, you’ve let go of any illusions. Nothing says, “I love you” like gorging together on crunchy, spicy Mexican food and our Rosemary Infused Grapefruit Palomas are the perfect sidekick. Embrace the freedom of feasting (near your toothbrush) with your forever Valentine. Here’s Your Menu:
Citrus-Glazed Fish Tacos
Succulent pieces of any mild grilled fish (think mahi-mahi), marinated to perfection with a tangy citrus glaze, nestled in warm, soft tortillas. Each bite will burst with the freshness of lime, complementing the grapefruit notes in the Paloma.
Mexican Street Corn (Why not?!)
Char-grilled corn on the cob, slathered in a creamy blend of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and a squeeze of lime. Sure, it’s messy, but the smoky sweetness of the corn finds its match in the Paloma’s refreshing grapefruit effervescence
Keep the spark alive with the decadent duo of Queso Chorizo and a Paloma. By pairing velvety queso dip infused with the rich, spicy goodness of chorizo with the bright and effervescent zing of your mocktail, you’ll create an undeniable fiesta for your senses.
FRIENDLY FONDUE TO-DO WITH ELDERBERRY G&Ts
Getting together with your besties for a night of drunken debauchery may sound fun, but waking up with a list of regrets is so not en vogue. So, ditch the booze in favor of our delicious, zero-proof Gin & Tonic dupe, then snap some sober Insta-worthy pics with a fun, interactive fondue spread to commemorate another year of putting friendship first. Here’s a fondue how-to:
Load Up On Fancy Cheeses
Classic cheeses like Swiss, Gruyère and Emmental blend will allow the flavors of the gin and fondue to shine without one overwhelming the other.
Traditional dipping options like crusty bread, apples, and vegetables can pair well with the herbal and citrus notes in the Gin & Tonic.
Don’t forget the Citrus
Consider garnishing your G&T with a citrus twist or a slice of lemon or lime. The citrusy notes can cut through the richness of the fondue, creating a balanced contrast.
SITUATIONSHIP PRE-DATE SIPS WITH OUR MINT MOJITO WITH LIME MOCKTAIL
Not sure what the future holds for you and your latest match? Keep your wits about you, so you can really assess the situation with a totally alcohol-free pre-date mocktail that tastes just like the real thing. We vote for our Mint Mojito with Lime in this scenario and here’s why:
The intricate blend of mint and lime in a Mojito mocktail can serve as an excellent conversation starter. Discussing the flavors, the preparation, or even sharing personal preferences about mocktails can lead to engaging and light-hearted conversations.
Let’s be honest, conversations are great, but it’s likely not the only thing potentially on the agenda for the most romantic day of the year. Indulging in a Mint Mojito mocktail not only offers a delightful and palate-cleansing experience but also is more likely to leave you with confidence-boosting fresh breath.
Evoking Sultry Summer Nights
Sipping on a Mint Mojito is a sensory experience that can transport you to sultry summer nights in the frigid February winter. The cool and crisp flavors in the mocktail evoke memories of leisurely strolls, the scent of blooming flowers, and the anticipation of a delightful night ahead
SOLO SUSHI SOIREE WITH OUR GINGER MULE
Last but not least, stay in and enjoy a sophisticated (and satisfying) evening with the best sushi date of all time: You! Pull up the menu to your favorite place and start ordering. First, though, pick up a few of our Ginger Mules. Our variation of the classic Vodka Mule features all the flavors of the original, but has replaced the alcohol with the gauzy glow of hemp-derived CBD and THC for a totally guilt-free buzz (minus the hangover). Embrace the joy of self-indulgence with this harmonious Japanese feast:
You can’t have a solo sushi date without the sushi, of course! The clean flavors of sushi, especially rolls with fresh fish and avocado, pair well with the effervescence and ginger kick of the Mule. It’s a delightful combination of textures and tastes. And, since you’re alone, only your tastes matter. Get experimental and try something you’ve never had before!
Pork Dumplings with Soy-Ginger Dipping Sauce
Everyone knows the best part of Asian takeout is the appetizers and there’s a reason that dumplings are popular. Not only are they absolutely delicious, but in this case, the combination of ginger beer and a soy-ginger dipping sauce enhances the flavors of pork dumplings. It’s a match made in savory and spicy heaven.
Rounding out your meal, seaweed salad and a Ginger Mule create a harmonious balance of flavors—a fusion of land and sea in a single, delightful sip and bite. The delicate, umami strands of seaweed dressed in a sesame-infused vinaigrette play off the cool, gingery spice of the Mule.
THIRSTY? STOCK UP NOW
Whatever your relationship status, our mocktails are here to enhance the magic of the day, ensuring that love, friendship, and self-love are celebrated in style. Cheers to a Valentine’s Day filled with delightful sober sips and delectable bites! 🌹🍹🍣