3 Easy Dinner Party Dessert & Drink Pairing Ideas

The glory days of sunny Cape Town's keDezemba are fast approaching a mirage upon the horizon and we smell sweet celebration in the air! If you're looking to win title of host with the most this summer, you have to try these three dinner party drink and dessert pairing ideas.

On the menu, we've got a stupid-easy Spiked Lemonade partnered with a refreshing Honey Panna Cotta, a Boozy Chocolate Swiss Roll paired with a zingy Sherbet Mimosa, and Nuttikrust Banana Pudding plated with an Irish Coffee so good it'll blow your kilt back (in a good way).


Tangy & Sweet Pair #1: Honey Panna Cotta with Limone Liqueur & Spiked Lemonade

Our Honey Panna Cotta with Limone Liqueur is cool and creamy – the perfect ending to a heavy meal! Simple and pleasantly sweet, it also keeps well when prepared in advance. Pair it with our easy-as-cake Spiked Lemonade

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This baby is simple enough to smash out in a few flicks of the wrist, but also easy to change up: dress it up with colourful ice blocks, triple the recipe to make a punch for the whole crew, or make it frozen for jugs at the party table.

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Rich & Refreshing Pairing #2: Boozy Raspberry Chocolate Mousse with Sherbert Mimosas

Think: world-class Chaloner Raspberry Preserve, easy-drinking Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey, and, of course, luxurious layers of Lindt. Need we say more? No! But we will: This is the kind of dessert you can bank on impressing the dinner party with. It's decadently rich and delicious – which makes it ideally paired with the refreshing zing of our Sherbet Mimosa. 

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This is the more adventurous cousin of the original mimosa. Think: Graham Beck Brut Rosé charged with super-easy-to-make orange-cream sorbet. Plus, you can customise it to your party theme by switching up the colour any flavour. You can also leave the booze out and make virgins for those inclined (it's kid approved too!).

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Homely & Hearty Pairing #3: Nuttikrust Banana Pudding with Irish Coffee

Nuttikrust biscuits, Crunchie chocolate, sweet custard, extra-sweet condensed milk, fresh banana – you're convinced already, right? If you’re looking for something even the most amateur of chefs can nail, our Nuttikrust Banana Pudding is the one. Its perfect partner? Pogues Whiskey in the best Irish Coffee on the block!

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Quick, easy, made with the finest Bootlegger Filter Coffee, and reading in (almost) one pour of The Pogues Irish Whiskey – it doesn’t get better than this! 

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Let us know if you try any of the recipes by sharing yours on socials, tagging us @deeliverza, and using #DeeRecipe – if it looks DEELICIOUS, we’ll give you a treat!

Looking for more drink/mealspiration? Check out our other recipes here.

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