Perfect cocktail pairings for steaks and burgers

Kenny Cohrs, director of guest experience and special projects at Hereford House and Pierpont’s at Union Station, gives the best beef dish cocktail pairings and their recipes.

Filet Mignon

Pair it with a smoked Old Fashioned:

• 1 oz Four Roses Bourbon

• 1 oz Rittenhouse Rye

• 1/4 oz simple syrup

• 2 dashes Angostura bitters

• Orange peel, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a stirring vessel. Add ice, stir, and strain into a rocks glass filled with smoke from a piece of applewood, then garnish with an orange peel.


Pair it with a Jungle Bird:

• 1 1/2 oz dark rum

• 3/4 oz Campari

• 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice

• 1/2 oz lime juice

• 1/2 oz simple syrup

• Pineapple wedge, for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaking tin. Add ice, seal tin, and shake vigorously for approximately 30 seconds. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice, then garnish with a pineapple wedge.


Pair it with KC Cherry Limeade:

• 1 oz Rieger vodka

• 1 oz Builders Botanical Gin

• 1 oz lime juice

• 2 oz cherry cordial

• Cherries, for garnish

• Lime wedge, for garnish

Fill a tall glass (Collins or pint) with ice. Build the ingredients over ice, top with soda water, gently stir with a straw, and garnish with two cherries and a lime wedge.

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