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5 fantastic food and non-alc drink pairings for Spring

We are massive foodies here at The Drink Swap and we love nothing better than finding delicious food pairing for our non-alcoholic drinks.  With the weather warming up for Spring we're starting to think about all the great produce that the warmer weather will bring and beautiful Spring entertaining.

Just because you're swapping out the booze, doesn't mean you can't have fantastic food and drink matches that will highlight the flavours of your meal.

Check out our favourite matches for yourself, we are sure you will love them as much as we do.

SPRING ASPARAGUS AND PEA RISOTTO

with Songbird Non Alcoholic Chardonnay
Image of Spring Asparagus and Pea Risotto

A creamy spring risotto with fresh asparagus and green peas is a beautiful way to celebrate the best seasonal vegetables of spring.  We've paired this beautiful and simple entree' with Songbird's non-alcoholic Chardonnay. This delicious, fragrant wine uses quality South Australian grapes, with the alcohol removed in a complex, multi-stage process to retain the complex flavour characteristics and bouquet of your favourite Chardonnay. Check out Once Upon A Chef's Spring Asparagus Risotto recipe here.

Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

with Smug AF Margarita Mocktails
Image of Fish Tacos with Lime Crema

Taco Tuesdays are the highlight of the week and these zingy and easy fish tacos with lime crema really level up taco night!  With white flaky fish fillets, tangy lime crema and seasonal vegetables, A Head of Thyme's Fish Taco recipe is perfect for a quick and impressive warm weather meal. 

Of course we've paired these fresh and zesty tacos with our favourite non-alcoholic margaritas from the team at Smug AF. Margaritas and Fish Tacos, can you get a better match than that?

 

Lamb Chops with Greek Fattoush Salad

with Tread Softly Everything Except Pinot Noir
Lamb Chops with Greek Fattoush Salad

There is nothing better when the weather gets warmer than cranking up the barbeque.  Spring and lamb go hand in hand and this recipe for lamb chops with a vibrant tomato fattoush salad is super delicious. We love the new Tread Softly Everything Except Pinot Noir with this recipe, it's a smooth, easy-drinking wine that is perfect with a barbeque. Tread Softly non-alcoholic Pinot Noir has flavours of bright, berry fruit and a hint of savoury earthiness. 

 

Farfalle with Creamy Smashed Peas and Smoked Trout 

with Altina Le Blanc Non Alcoholic Wine Alternative
 
Farfalle with Smashed Peas and Smoked Trout Image

This light and creamy pasta dish is perfect for Spring, with bright flavours of fresh peas, trout and lemon. You can whip this dish up in less than half an hour so it's perfect for a weeknight dinner but stylish enough to serve when you're entertaining. 

We love these farfalle served with Altina Le Blanc, a zero alcohol wine alternative that features gorgeous botanical flavours of apple, green tea and forest berry.  Altina Le Blanc is a surprisingly complex and grown-up tasting non-alcoholic white wine alternative with a light sweetness and zing.

Strawberry Shortcakes

with Vinada Sparkling Tempranillo Non Alcoholic Rose'
Image of Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberries become sweeter and cheaper in Spring and it's a fantastic time to make a simple strawberry dessert like this Strawberry Shortcake. Piled high with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, this dessert is pure indulgence at a high tea or after a long lunch.

We can't think of a better match for these beauties than a glass of our premium pink bubbly, the Vinada Sparkling Tempranillo Rose'.  This non-alcoholic sparkling rose' from Spain has delicious aromas of strawberry and red currants. It tastes and smells just like your favourite sparkling rosé, minus the alcohol.