Summer Cocktail & Cuisine Pairing Guide

Pairing the perfect food with your favorite summertime cocktail will transform your evening into a full-bodied dining experience.


Sunset Punch & Mini Apricot Tarts

Sweet and citrusy, this rum-based treat has a tropical nuance that is filled with zesty pineapple, orange, and lemon notes. It is the perfect cocktail for warm summer nights. Pair this cocktail with sweet and decadent Mini Plum Apricot Tarts.

Strawberry Daiquiri & Strawberry Salad With Honey-Poppy Seed Dressing

This rum-based beachside classic is a strawberry lover’s dream and it pairs perfectly with tart and sweet dishes. Easily created with a combination of delicious fresh or frozen strawberries, lite rum, and C&H® Sugar, this full-bodied cocktail balances well when served alongside a light Strawberry Salad with Honey-Poppy Seed Dressing.

Champagne Punch & Mimosa Cookies

Enjoy a bubbly champagne-based punch that combines champagne’s dry finish with the sweet flavors of fruit and C&H® Sugar. Champagne cocktails pair well with citrusy desserts and sweet breads. Celebrate at your next gathering by serving this delicious cocktail with Mimosa Cookies.

Tropical Vodka Cooler & Key Lime Pie

A vodka-based beverage, the Tropical Vodka Cooler offers a refreshing blend of peach nectar, orange juice, pineapple juice and lime. It is sweetened with the rich and delicious taste of C&H® Brown Sugar. This amazingly refreshing cocktail is perfect for your summertime brunch and also pairs well with a slice of Key Lime Pie for dessert.