Planning a successful dinner party takes more than a little advance planning. You have to think about who you’re inviting, what music to play, and whether your friends will all get along. Then, of course, there’s that one glaring point of consideration: the food.
However, there’s another crucial element for any fun dinner party that can go criminally under-recognized. That’s right — we’re talking drinks.
Sometimes, dinner party drinks can feel like an afterthought, or at least secondary to whatever food is being served. In reality, a dinner party is a joyful dining experience, and beverages are an important part of the equation. Drinks can actually inspire an entire meal, rather than the other way around.
If you’re searching for delicious drinks to serve during your party, you’ve come to the right place. These hard kombucha food pairings will take your dinner party to the next level.
Orange Passion Mimosa Kombucha With Shrimp Avocado Toast
Just because something is typically classified as “breakfast food” doesn’t mean it can only be eaten at a certain time of the day. A delicious treat doesn’t stop being delicious as soon as the clock strikes noon.
That’s why we’re fervent supporters of eating these so-called “breakfast” foods whenever we want — and the same goes for breakfast drinks. If mimosas can be enjoyed during brunch, who’s to say you can’t enjoy its delightful flavor profile during dinner, too? You just need the right pairing.
Avocado toast is far more than just a trending breakfast dish, and mimosas should be enjoyed at any time of the day that you please.
Avocado toast paves the way for a tremendous amount of customization, and that’s part of what we love about it. Top the avocado spread off with an assortment of veggies, or anything else that strikes your fancy.
Even picking the kind of bread that you’d like to use for your toast can be an adventure. To add more protein and complexity to this staple full of good fats, we highly recommend using shrimp. Shrimp is light enough that it will complement the subtle taste of the avocado.
Each of these ingredients also pairs well with a little bite, which is why the Orange Passion Mimosa Hard Kombucha is such an excellent pairing. This beverage’s citrus flavors provide the playful bite avocado toast is asking for.
At the same time, a mimosa-inspired booch creates a fun twist on a brunch classic. It’s a win-win.
Wild Berry Kombucha With Bread and Fig Jam
Most dinner parties have several courses to guide guests through a journey of flavors. Consider having one of the stops on your trip be a fabulous bread and fig jam spread.
Figs have a more earthy, complex flavor than other jellies and jams, making fig jam a sophisticated, lively offering. This is another treat where the right kind of bread can make or break your recipe since the two components of this dish rely so heavily on one another.
Once you’ve picked a hearty bread, a few extra ingredients can take your toast to new heights.
For any cheese-inclined guests at your dinner party, a block of brie cheese might be just the ticket. The mild taste of the brie does wonders to highlight the fig’s more fragrant notes.
Not everyone might want to indulge in this particular treat, but accessibility is key. Rather than creating everyone’s portions ahead of time, put the brie in a place that anyone can reach if they want some. This is the best way to help both vegans and non-vegans get to revel in these flavors. If anyone in attendance is gluten-free, make sure to have a bread, cracker, or bread substitute that will fit their needs.
Luckily, you can rest assured that our beverage pairing is excellent for vegans, gluten-free individuals, and anyone else who craves a fizzy organic kombucha.
Our Wild Berry Hard Kombucha pairs effortlessly with the natural taste of fig jam. These similar flavors bring to mind juicy summer fruit, but they are different enough to keep your palate guessing.
Ginger Kombucha With Stir Fry
Stir fry is one of the most versatile dishes out there — it’s no wonder why we love it so much.
The possible vegetable and protein combinations here are endless, so there’s a recipe out there for everyone. This popular food prep method originates from ancient Chinese cooking, and its Asian roots are still readily apparent in today’s vibrant stir fry flavors.
Ginger is a popular mainstay of Asian dishes, and it’s easy to see its appeal. This herb (or spice, depending on who you ask) is incredibly versatile. Ginger can add a dose of flavor in any dish, and this double-whammy pairs deliciously with a variety of dishes.
Whether you opt for a kimchi chicken stir fry or a dish with a delectable umami sauce, Flying Embers’ Ginger Hard Kombucha will bring out the best in it.
Watermelon Basil Kombucha With Shrimp Tacos
The fermentation process of our kombucha results in a natural fizz that’s sure to enliven any dish. It pairs wonderfully with any kind of taco, but the lightness of shrimp makes this one of our favorite protein options.
Watermelon Basil Hard Kombucha adds another level of aromatics and keeps the summery flavors flowing, regardless of the season.
Pineapple Chili Kombucha With Seared Tuna
Seared tuna is a dish that will delight your guests’ taste buds and eyes alike. After all, we eat with our eyes first. Do we drink with our eyes first too?
Find out by serving your guests a glass of Pineapple Chili Hard Kombucha along with their meals. The beverage’s tropical, island-inspired flavors pair just right with this seafood delight.
Tropical Hops Kombucha With Shrimp Salad
Our Tropical Hops Kombucha has a little something for everyone. Beer enthusiasts will be delighted by the familiar flavor of hops. Meanwhile, those who love tropical and citrus flavors will have plenty to delight their palates.
These tropical flavors easily lend themselves to a shrimp salad, especially when the dressing is a type of vinaigrette.
Mango Coconut Hard Kombucha With Anything Spicy
Admittedly, we’re being a bit more lax on this suggestion, but it’s on purpose. Throwing a dinner party should be just as fun as attending one — and one of the most fun parts of hosting is cultivating the perfect menu for your guests.
Think about the preferred spice level for you and your guests, and try to consider everyone’s palate. This will go a long way in informing you what kind of spicy dish you should try. Also, this is a perfect occasion to let the drink inform the dish, and not the other way around.
When coupled with a spicy dish, the tropically floral notes of our Mango Coconut Hard Kombucha will effortlessly transport you to an island oasis.
Grapefruit Hard Kombucha With Caprese Skewers
Caprese skewers are an exciting twist on a traditional Caprese salad, and we can’t recommend it enough. By adding Grapefruit Thyme Hard Kombucha into the mix, you renew an old favorite even more.
The tang of the grapefruit brings out the fruitier notes of the tomato. Meanwhile, notes of thyme bring a different kind of complexity to the basil.
Black Cherry Hard Kombucha With Grilled Peach & Kale Salad
Grilling peaches allows some of the deeper, fruitier notes to come to the surface. When served alongside kale, this is a match made in heaven.
These deeper notes can be highlighted even further with the help of our Black Cherry Hard Kombucha. The fruity aromas of both the drink and the dish fit together seamlessly.
Orange Passion Mimosa Kombucha With Citrus Loaf
Since we started our meal with the Orange Passion Mimosa Kombucha, it’s only fitting to end it that way too. Citrus loaf is a fruity and uplifting dessert that won’t leave anyone feeling weighed down.
Pair this treat with some ice cream or dark chocolate chips to create new taste pairings. The double dose of citrus will finish the dinner off on an exciting note, making room for whatever activities you’ve planned next.
Find the Perfect Hard Kombucha Flavor
When you think of an all-immersive dinner experience, your mind is likely to leap to delicious flavors and tantalizing textures. The right drink and food pairing can take things to the next level.
The drinks you serve to your guests should be light enough to keep everyone upbeat without sacrificing flavor. You’ll also want the drinks you serve to pair just right with the dinner in question. Hard kombucha strikes just the right balance, making your dinner party one for the ages.