The best beverages for burgers

Beef, chicken, pork, lamb, veggie… these days there’s so much more choice in the world of burgers; and just like with any meal, different drinks will suit different flavours.

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.

Cheeseburgers

“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

Veggie

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

Lamb

“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

Chicken

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

Pulled Pork

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?

Happy experimenting!

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