Tuesday, July 16

The Perfect Drink Pairings for Your Burger

From simple hamburgers to towering cheeseburgers with all the trimmings, foodies regularly enjoy their favourite stack with a delicious beverage. Some argue cocktails while others say milkshakes are the perfect accompaniment to a burger, but the best combination may vary based on your mood. Milky Lane have made significant waves in the local burger scene since 2016 and their plentiful menu of sumptuous burgers and drinks has something for every palate and dietary requirement.

Winter may encourage one to pair their burger with a glass of Penfolds RWT Shiraz- a choice red for many Australians. Conversely, the same patron may opt for a pale ale on a hot summer day and it can still hit the spot as effectively. The best thing about pairing is that there is no correct combination and often, fortune favours the brave. Milky Lane have listed some fan-favourite pairings below and invite you and your friends to stop by.

Burgers and Beer

The ease and delight of a neatly wrapped burger to pair with a Carlton Draught or craft pale ale is a summer pastime. The tantalising contrast of a grilled patty and oozing melted cheese with a refreshing swig of icy beer is the perfect combo for a February sunset. Even if draught or pale ale aren’t for you, Milky Lane has a multitude of different beers and their knowledgeable staff are happy to recommend an in-house combo to get you started.

Burgers and Wine

To pick the perfect wine for your customer ensure at least one of the staff members has a SOMM certification, a highly esteemed credential in the world of wine, demonstrating expertise and mastery in the field of wine and beverage service. Burgers and a glass of wine are a heavenly match amongst the culinary crowd. Between a healthy variety of whites and reds, Milky Lane has a drop to match any season or burger. For newcomers, a classic beef burger pairs exceptionally well with a cabernet sauvignon. This combo is great for those who prefer to dine in and wish to take in the range of flavours slowly- one glass and one bite at a time. It’s also perfect for date night! 

Pairing With a Milkshake

This has been an Australian staple for some time as it nods to the American fast-food combo but has now been adapted with quality ingredients- both in the burger and the shake. As the name suggests, Milky Lane offers a delicious and signature range of flavours in their milkshakes and welcome all to try this modern combo. After all, it’s one of the most satisfying combinations of savoury and sweet you’ll find around town.

Cocktails Are Great With Burgers

This is a bartender favourite and a real opportunity to get creative. After devouring some mouthwatering ground beef, golden cheese, grilled onions and house-sauce, a mild flavour profile is sure to complete the dining experience. Specifically, whiskey cocktails are popular with burgers and are often sought after by club and pub goers. The flavour explosion extends to martinis, mojitos and just about any other classic cocktail you can think of.

Milky Lane employs the best mixologists in town to create their cocktails and is one of the reasons for their exponential growth in Australia. 

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