April and Easter is chocolate month. Chocolate bunnies, eggs, even chocolate chickens can be found in most of the shops. Even in my house, there is chocolate everywhere. I keep on finding lost (hidden) chocolate eggs in strange places. I am not complaining. My love for chocolate is well known… and this time of the year… It is a requirement to eat chocolate. With all the chocolate around the house, I realized, I have not blogged about my favorite chocolate whisky – The Wemyss Malts Dark Chocolate Orange!
Since its discovery about 5 000 years ago, silver has been regarded as valuable. This shiny precious metal, first mined in Turkey, have continued to mesmerize human beings over time. It was easily mined, fairly plentiful and non reactive enough to use as coinage, but rare enough to have, and keep, its value. Silver is ductile and can be stretched into a strand thinner than a human hair. It is malleable and loved by artists for its ability to be shaped into amazing art.
During the past month or so, I have been experimenting with food pairings that include take aways and liquor. First up was pizza and whisky, and after that I tried KFC and bourbon. This week I look at 4 great drinks to pair with a Steers burger. I chose a Steers Original King burger to pair the drinks with. The King burger has 2 beef patties and lots of Steers sauce, so this succulent hamburger is big enough to fill a big hunger and perfect to use in testing. Steers is one of the top South African take away brands and they have over 538 stores around the country.
The cocktail today is an eclectic mixture of drinks. Apple Cider, Cognac and sweet red wine. I saw a cocktail in a restaurant some time ago that had these ingredients listed and thought… No. That just sounds weird. Mixing 3 types of alcohol will just taste strange. But John, being brave, ordered it and it was surprisingly delicious. I decided to give it a try at home and after a few failed attempts, managed to find a mix that is refreshing and delicious. And with autumn slowly creeping in, apple cider might just be the perfect drink.