Enjoy The Ultimate National Pizza Party Day Celebration With Cask Cartel
Yo burgers, imma let you finish, but pizza is one of the best foods of all time.
Did you know that 94 percent of Americans eat pizza regularly? That's about one in eight Americans eating pizza on any given day. So considering that May 15th is National Pizza Party Day, it’s only fitting to throw an unforgettable virtual pizza party to commend the food staple.
This may sound cheesy, but all you need for a dough-lightful pizza party are good pies, refreshing cocktails, and close friends. So we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite pizza and cocktail pairings you never knew you kneaded.
Onion Pizza and a Martini
A dry, gin-based martini is a perfect match for onion pizza’s fresh and strong flavor. You can further play up the saltiness of an onion pizza by making the martini dirty.
When making your martini, opt for Aviation American Gin. This top-rated gin offers a well-balanced approach by combining juniper with an adventurous blend of lavender, sweet & bitter orange peel, cardamom, coriander, Indian sarsaparilla, and anise seed.
2 oz Aviation American Gin
.75 oz dry vermouth
.75 oz olive brine
Add all ingredients to a shaker tin with ice. Stir for 30 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass using a Hawthorne strainer to catch some of the chunkier olive bits. Garnish with three olives.
*recipe from Super Call
Margherita Pizza and a Negroni
A classic pie, the simple Margherita pizza’s light trio of toppings—fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato—can be emphasized when paired with the refreshing ingredients of a negroni.
For your negroni, choose a smoother gin. We recommend Hendrick’s. Labeled the “Best Gin in the World” by the Wall Street Journal, this gin is made up of a unique blend of botanicals, including Bulgarian Rose petal and cucumber.
1 parts Hendrick's Gin
1 parts sweet vermouth
1 parts campari
Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass over ice. Stir gently and garnish with an orange wedge.
*recipe from Hendrick’s Gin
Buffalo Chicken Pizza and a Bloody Mary
A hefty pizza + A hefty drink = A match made in heaven. The Bloody Mary’s spicy hot sauce and rich tomato juice ingredients perfectly complement the similar flavors on a buffalo chicken pizza.
Need vodka to make your Bloody Mary? We recommend Bellion Spirits. Bellion is striving to revolutionize the alcohol industry, by creating quality spirits that minimize the health risks associated with consuming alcohol.
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup ice cubes
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) Bellion Spirits vodka
3/4 cup spicy tomato-vegetable juice cocktail
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 dash hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 stalk celery
2 stuffed green olives
Salt the rim of a tall glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes. In a cocktail mixer full of ice, combine the vodka, vegetable juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Shake vigorously and strain into the glass. Garnish with a stalk of celery and olives stuck onto a toothpick.
*recipe from All Recipes
Sausage and Peppers Pizza and a Daiquiri
To balance out its hearty flavors, meat-heavy pizza pairs best with a tart cocktail. We recommend making the classic daiquiri, whose bright taste notes complement the sausage and pepper.
To make a daiquiri, you’ll need the right rum. Sammy's Beach Bar Rum is aged up to five years and is great in cocktails. Not only do you enjoy an intense and wonderful aroma with Sammy's Beach Bar Rum, but you will also experience tropical notes of coconut and banana.
1 1/2 oz. Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum
1 oz. fresh sour
1/2 oz. lychee juice/syrup
1/2 oz. pineapple juice
Pour ingredients into a mixing glass. Shake with ice, strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve.
*recipe from Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum
These pizza and cocktail pairings offer the slice of fun you need during these crazy times. And the fun doesn’t have to only apply to National Pizza Party Day. Spruce up a normal Friday evening by breaking out one of these powerful combos.Cask Cartel is the no. 1 source for all things liquor, premium spirits and alcoholic drinkables. Browse today!
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