After a long, arduous baseball season full of scandals, suspensions and injuries, we’ve finally made it to the Promised Land—the World Series. Our dedication to the sport will hopefully be repaid with some great games between the Cardinals and the Red Sox—not to mention some delicious game-time drinks and snacks.
No matter who you’re rooting for, we recommend fixing a pot of Boiled Peanuts. Our recipe comes from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, which was written by, you guessed it, James Beard Award-winning authors Matt and Ted Lee. The salty and briny treat is a major-league improvement over a regular bag of nuts.
Pair it with bartender Sandy Levine’s aptly named Bases Clearing Double, which calls for gingerbread rooibos tea-infused Bulleit Rye and is featured in Liquor.com advisory board member Gary Regan’s collection of the 101 Best New Cocktails of 2013.
And forget about serving chips and jarred salsa—it’s time to step up your game; it’s the World Series! Instead, whip up celebrity chef Rick Bayless’ sinfully good Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole with Crunchy Chicharrón. You can enjoy it with his festive and citrusy Sparkling Ginger Margarita that’s topped off with bubbly cava from Spain.
But if you insist on having a beer with your guac, we suggest it be in Liquor.com’s advisory board member Simon Ford’s refreshing Lagerita (a mash-up of a Margarita and a brewski) or in his spicy and quaffable Michelada.
Now let’s play some ball!