We asked three burger fans on our team – Artur Lezny, Champagne Cleary and Glenn Funga – for their advice. Read on to reveal old favourites, as well as some intriguing new combinations.
“Retro alert – relive your childhood with Chocolate Nesquik for a killer homemade milkshake. Let’s be honest, such a guilty pleasure.” – Champagne
“It’s all about the Budweiser. What could be more classic than a US drink with a US meal?” – Artur
“Pukka Peppermint and Liquorice Tea is an organic, sweet and minty drink: an adventurous tea that would complement a bean burger. This is great to try iced because of the sweetness of the liquorice.” – Champagne
“The organic spices and essential oils in Gusto Cola make it a perfect partner for a veggie burger. Coriander, vanilla, cinnamon and lemon deliver depth and complexity.” – Glenn
“Power Root Alitea is a Malaysian herbal tea, mixed with skimmed milk and cream, with an aromatic flavour. Tongkat Ali is a well-known herbal energy ‘booster’ for the system – the perfect pick-me-up after scoffing down your burger.” – Artur
“Mint sauce is so last year. Impress your Nan with a twist on the classic combo and serve your lamb burger with mint tea. I’d recommend trying Teapigs Peppermint Tea, a lovely option which delivers all round.” – Champagne
“I’d like an ice-cold Victoria Bitter with a lamb burger. An Aussie drink with a Kiwi burger: Antipodeans have it nailed.” – Artur
“Schweppes Passiona is the winner here. It’s sweet, fruity and refreshing; the perfect counterpart to a chicken burger.” – Artur
“It’s got to be Virtue Strawberry & Peach Ice Tea. It tastes like summer in a can!” – Glenn
“Lapsang Souchong is a classic tea with a distinctive taste, which traditionally comes from smoking the delicate tea leaves over pine fires. This earthy, smoky tea would be a refreshing contrast against the sweetness of barbecue sauce and highlight the smokiness of the pork.” – Champagne
“Celia Dark is a gluten-free, organic beer. Its distinctive coffee-like aroma perfectly complements a pulled pork burger.” – Artur
These are just a few suggestions to get you inspired: why not comment below and tell us your favourite burger-and-beverage pairing?