4 Food Pairings For Brandy That Might Surprise You

When it comes to food and drink pairing, wine is often the beverage you’d think of first. But matching food with spirits, such as brandy and gin & tonic, is rising in popularity.

The key to a successful pairing is by balancing bouquet, tastes, and textures of both food and drink. Here are 5 foods that are just perfect when paired with Brandy.


Because of the rich flavours in brandy, you can compliment venison meat with a well-aged brandy. It will cut through the heaviness of the meat but then combine with the long smooth finish to create an earthy combination.

Exotic Kudu Bobotie

Once a year my dad goes hunting somewhere on a farm outside Oudtshoorn.


When choosing fish to go with brandy, try something like a snoek, sardines or mackerel. All of them have enough oil content to hold their own with South Africa’s favourite spirit.

The Best Tuna Fish Meatballs

Want a lighter and fresher alternative to regular meatballs? Give these delicious tuna meatballs a try.


A smooth brandy is fantastic when paired with a strong cheese, as the cheese enhances the floral flavours of the brandy.

Fried Mac and Cheese Balls

Yes, you read that right: Fried Mac and Cheese Balls!


Brandy’s lack of acidity allows it to pair well with rich desserts, such as ice cream and chocolate mousse.