Must-Try Summer Food & Cocktail Pairings

This Barrie 360 feature is presented in partnership
with Georgian Bay Spirit Co.

Summer is the perfect time to expand your palate. With so much fresh produce in season and the sun shining, what better time to try something new? Check out these must-try summer food & cocktail pairings.

Grilled Tomato Salad & Red Wine

Salty, sweet, light and delicious. This amazing salad pairs the fresh flavours of tomatoes and nectarines with the salty deliciousness of grilled halloumi cheese. Pair with a smooth red wine of your choice for a perfect summer lunch.

Fish Tacos & Strawberry Smashed Soda

The fruity flavours of this strawberry, gin & soda cocktail balance the crisp spiciness of fish tacos. A perfect summer patio pairing.

Chicken Pasta & White Sangria

Creamy chicken pasta chock full of sundried tomatoes and spinach sounds delicious on it’s own. Paired with a sharp, sweet sangria? *chefs kiss*

Seared Salmon & Rose

Rose? All day! A nice fruity rose pairs well with just about any seafood, but we highly recommend throwing a beautiful salmon filet on the BBQ. Add a strawberry salad on the side and your taste buds will be dancing.

Margherita Pizza & Negroni

The simple, classic flavours of a margherita pizza – tomato, basil and mozzarella – absolutely shine when paired with another classic italian, 3 ingredient creation; the Negroni. Savoury and refreshing, margherita pizza and a negroni were basically made for each other.

Corn on the Cob & Lager

It is peak Ontario sweet corn season, and nothing complements that incredible taste like a sweet, slightly earthy lager. Lagers are light-bodied and crisp, so they’re not going to wreck your palate for the simple flavours of the corn.

Smashed Tea & Chicken Wings

This refreshing, not-too-sweet, southern-style hard iced tea is perfect for hot summer days, backyard bbq’s and bonfires. Toss some wings on the grill while you’re tipping one back and you’re good to go!

Charcuterie & Chardonnay

Cheese + Meat + Wine = perfection.