From delicious cheeses and tender meats to fresh vegetables and silky sauces, pizza is a go-to dish that appeals to everyone. Pairing just the right cocktail with a slice of thin crust or deep dish will elevate the meal. Here’s a helpful guide on which beverages are the tastiest matches with your favorite pizza.
4 Cocktail Choices to Pair With Pizza
While there are variations of this favorite beverage, the foundation is fresh orange juice and vodka. Round out a ranch-based pizza with the citrus notes of a screwdriver. The mozzarella, onions, tomatoes, green peppers and bacon reinforces the crisp, sharp notes of vodka.
2. Bloody Mary
The zesty kick of hot sauce, lemon, vodka and tomato juice in this popular cocktail blends harmoniously with bold toppings. Request it if you’re planning to savor slices topped with spicy meats such as Buffalo or BBQ chicken. The flavors play off each other and create a delicious spicy combination.
3. Jack & Coke
Seasoned beef layered over gooey cheese and delicious tomato sauce on top of freshly-baked crust can’t be beat. If this is your pie of choice, consider the sweetness and punch of a Jack and Coke. Jack Daniel’s ® combined with bubbly cola doesn’t overpower the richness of the cooked beef. Instead, it balances the pizza’s deep flavor with a tangy punch.
4. Gin & Tonic
Clean and vibrant, gin and tonics revitalize the palate. Sip it along with your slice of white pizza with its mozzarella, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses for a marriage of savory and creamy textures. The beverage is also an ideal pairing with a rich white sauce layered on a chicken Alfredo pizza.
The next time you sit down to enjoy your favorite slice of pie, enhance the meal with a refreshing cocktail. Riverfront Pizza & Sports Bar in Covington, KY, is your destination for a host of delicious dishes and domestic and imported beers. Take your pick of 17 toppings, specialty pizzas, fresh salads, and breadsticks. For your convenience, place your order online through the restaurant’s app and save 10%. Stop by today for lunch or dinner or call (859) 261-4800 for delivery. Check out the full menu on the website.