3 Easy Dinner Pairings with
Non-Alcoholic Drinks

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3 Easy Dinner Pairings with<br>Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Whether you are entertaining friends, trying to impress that special someone, or are simply cooking for yourself after a long day, few meals hit the spot quite like a quality home-cooked dinner. But no great dinner is truly complete without a good beverage by its side. 

But what if I don’t want the alcohol?
These days, enjoying your favorite drink doesn’t have to include the side effects that come with alcohol, particularly on a weeknight. Ritual Zero Proof makes liquor replacements using premium botanical ingredients that let you fully enjoy the flavors and aromas of your favorite spirits without the headaches, sleep disruptions, and other negative effects associated with drinking.

Now, you can enjoy your favorite dinner drinks on any given night of the week. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite meals and the drinks that we think pair best. These meal and drink pairings are made with an active lifestyle in mind, which offers indulgence without the lethargic feeling of a heavy dinner.

Seafood Smorgasbord
The summer months lend themselves to meals made with fresh ingredients, produce, and of course seafood. Whether you like shrimp, oysters, crab, or other delicacies of the deep, one drink reigns supreme as the perfect dance partner: the Smooth Sailor. The vanilla and toasted spice flavors of Ritual’s Rum Alternative lend themselves beautifully to the kinds of garnishes and expressions one might associate with a variety of seafood. Whether your entree is served warm or cold, savor each bite at sea and every sip with a new classic pairing! 

Grilled Chicken Parmesan
Eating hearty does not always mean eating unhealthy. This Italian dish can be savored when paired with an Old Fashioned made with Ritual’s Whiskey Alternative. Grill a standard unbreaded chicken breast with your favorite seasonings and spices, melt some fresh mozzarella on top, and dress with a low-carb or sugar-free marinara sauce. Looking for some noodles or spaghetti to go with? Zucchini noodles allow you to enjoy the dish without additional carbs. Combine that with the citrus-infused flavors of the old fashioned and you suddenly have the best of both sweet and savory, a classic combo enjoyed during late nights with great company. 

Vegetarian Chef Salad
For a vegetarian dinner option, few things beat a classic vegetarian chef salad. The wide variety of vegetables offer an outstanding opportunity to get some micronutrients into the system, and the “fat” macronutrient content in many dressings can help you feel fuller longer. But what cocktail pairs best with a salad? How about a Strawberry Gin Smash made with Ritual’s Gin Alternative? The sweet flavor of the strawberry can perfectly accompany a strawberry (or other) vinaigrette, making for a healthy and satisfying pairing at the end of a long day.  

Whatever’s on your menu tonight, be sure to make the most of it with a
Ritual Zero Proof cocktail. Curious about more drink ideas or flavor combinations? Head on over to our recipe page for all kinds of creative cocktail concoctions! With a wide selection of drinks, flavors, and spirit alternatives, you’re sure to find a perfect pairing for your next meal.

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