3 Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks To Pair With Your Steak
By Adrian T. Cheng
Steak is almost always paired with wine. While they say that it’s the perfect combo, it’s not all the time that people want the buzz of wine. On your next barbecue, serve these 3 refreshing non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect pair for your grilled steak – everyone would surely have a fulfilled tummy and a grand time!
Berry Refreshing Drink
What you need:
- 2 cups frozen blueberries
- 2 cups seltzer
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 3/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
To make the syrup, mix together the blueberries and water in a pan and cook over low heat until berries are tender and easily smashed, about 4 to 6 minutes. Smash berries using the back of a spatula until none remain whole. Increase heat and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently. When ready, place the sugar in a bowl and pour blueberry syrup over it using a sieve. Allow to cool in room temperature and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Combine syrup, seltzer, lemon juice and lime juice in a glass. Top with ice before serving.
Ginger and Pear Punch
What you need:
- 3-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced into thirds
- 8 cups pear juice, chilled
- 3 1/2 cups seltzer
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup ginger syrup
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- Candied ginger for garnish
To make the syrup, combine ginger, water and sugar in a saucepan then bring to a boil. Lower heat then simmer for 30 minutes or until reduced to a syrup. Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cooled, mix together with pear juice, lemon juice and ground ginger. Add seltzer to the punch and stir. Top with ice. Place candied ginger on toothpicks for garnishing your cocktail glasses.
Tropical Mint Sparkler
What you need:
- 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 3/4 cup seltzer
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 2 drops rosewater
Mix together orange juice, seltzer, mint leaves and rosewater in a bowl. Stir to combine ingredients well. Place ice on serving glasses and pour sparkler mixture over ice. Serve immediately.
A hot and delicious grilled steak calls for a cooling and refreshing beverage. Ditch the buzz of wine this time and go for any of these 3 non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect to pair with grilled steak!
Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian’s website where he has other interesting posts.
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