1. A Shot of Bourbon, a Bottle of Water, & Bacon, Egg, and Cheese
Whether you're beginning or ending your day with a bacon, egg, and cheese, you deserve a shot just for being awake. Bacon and bourbon go hand-in-hand like a match made in culinary heaven. And the bottle of water... Well, you'll thank your future self for that when the time comes.
2. A Pitcher of Margs & Jalapeño Poppers
Think of this combo as the perfect drinking game. Chug a marg. Getting tipsy? Eat a popper. Too spicy? Chug another marg. Etc., etc. Pro tip: Ask for a salt rim on your glass to complement the saltiness of the popper's breading. Uhng. Yum.
3. Vodka Nips & Buffalo Wings
You're having finger foods, so why not try some finger booze? The tiny disposable bottles are great when you're dealing with sauce that gets everywhere. The icy vodka will also help you cool off from the fiery hot sauce.
4. Bloody Mary & Mozzarella Sticks
If anyone questions you when you order mozzarella sticks before noon, remind them that mozzarella cheese is a classic pair with tomatoes, herbs, and spicy meats — flavors that can all be found in a good Bloody Mary mix. Then take a big swig of your Bloody and dare them to question you again.
5. Jell-O Shots & Ice Cream
Both come in a wide variety, both can be found in the dessert cart of a retirement home, and both are better in large quantities. Need we say more?
6. Hard Cider & Grilled Cheese
Ever have apple slices and cheese sticks as an after-school snack? Well, now you're an adult! So spike the apples and grill the cheese for a meal that'll get you buzzed with nostalgia.
7. Michelada & Burritos
If you live by the mantra "There's no such thing as too spicy" then a michelada is the perfect cerveza for you. Just throw in some lime, hot sauce, and pretty much any spice you have lying around into an icy beer and double fist your michelada (just with a burrito in the other hand).
8. Honey Whiskey & Fried Chicken
Chances are, if you ordered fried chicken or chicken fingers, you probably got honey mustard on the side. If you didn't, well, that's unfortunate. Regardless, your drink should always complement your meal, serving as a second condiment of sorts.
9. Boxed Wine & Pizza
Ah, bellissimo! Think outside the box of the classic pairing of Italian food and wine by putting them in a box! Who needs a white tablecloth and a condescending waiter with a fake accent? Box the wine. Box the pizza. Andiamo!
10. Cuba Libre & Cuban Sandwiches
A Cuba Libre is just a fancy rum and coke. And a Cuban sandwich is just a fancy ham and cheese. Keeping it simple doesn't mean you have to be basic.
11. Sparkling Wine & Pigs in a Blanket
Sparkling wine... We tell drunk people it's called champagne so they feel better about themselves when consuming a lot of it. Pigs in a blanket... We tell people they're called cocktail wieners so they feel better about themselves when consuming a lot of it.