This is our final installment in the Mölli pairing trilogy of pairing beverages and Mexican flavors. We’ve already covered wine and cocktails, which hopefully gave you some pairing ideas of your own. So that leaves beer, just in time for the Superbowl. Just like all Mölli products, the craft beers listed below are brewed and sold in Texas.
SPICY AND TART FOOD MADE WITH MÖLLI MEXICO CITY COOKING SAUCE
Pairing: A sweet or malty beer such as Four Corner’s Brewing Co.’s Block Party (porter)
This first recommendation comes from Rodrigo himself: Four Corners’ Block Party (brewed in Dallas), a sweet and rich porter that complements the saucy and flaming Mexico City Cooking Sauce. (If you want to amplify spice factor, try a really hoppy beer.)
Try this pairing with the following recipe: BUFFALO WINGS, MEXICAN-STYLE RECIPE
RICH AND SPICY FOOD MADE WITH MÖLLI VERACRUZ COOKING SAUCE
Pairing: A hop bitter, malty beer such as Southern Star’s Bombshell (blonde ale) or Lakewood Brewing Co.’s Lakewood Lager
Southern Star’s Bombshell (brewed in Conroe) is another local favorite. It’s rich and smooth, and like pairing a rich wine with Veracruz, Bombshell is the go-to selection.
Try this pairing with the following recipe: CHORIZO PIZZA RECIPE
SMOKY AND SLIGHTLY ACIDIC FOOD MADE WITH MÖLLI MORELOS COOKING SAUCE
Pairing: A sweet, slightly citrusy and hoppy beer such as Four Corners Brewing Co.’s Red’s Roja (red ale)
Red’s Roja is another Four Corners beer and Mölli favorite. It’s a medium-bodied brew with a balance between bitter and sweet, and a tasty companion to Mölli’s Morelos sauce of tomatillos and chipotle chiles.
Try this pairing with the following recipe: THREE CHEESE-STUFFED POBLANO PEPPERS WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE RECIPE
CITRUSY AND SMOKY FOOD MADE WITH MÖLLI OAXACA MARINADE
Pairing: A beer with roasted and nutty flavors such as (512) Brewing Co.’s Pecan Porter
Austin’s 512 Pecan Porter (brewed in Austin) is a full-bodied, pecan-blasted beer that might as well be a dessert. Due to its flavor profile, I’ve paired it with Mölli’s Oaxaca marinade, which has a similar sweet character.
Try this pairing with the following recipe: ADOBO-SOY GLAZED CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE (that’s right, more wings)
HEARTY, SMOKY FOOD MADE WITH MÖLLI ACAPULCO MARINADE
Pairing: A sweet and citrousy beer such as Revolver’s Blood & Honey (wheat ale) or a malty and sweet beer such as Saint Arnold’s Ale Wager Brown (brown ale)
Mölli’s tangy Acapulco marinade always reminds me of oranges, not just because of the orange label, but because it goes really well with almost anything citrus! That makes it an obvious pairing for Revolver Brewing’s Blood & Honey (brewed in Granbury) with its subtle lick of orange flavor.
Try this pairing with the following recipe: FISH KEBABS IN ANCHO GUAJILLO MARINADE RECIPE
Keep experimenting with beverage combinations, and if you have one you’d like to share, leave us a comment on social media! We would love to give it a try.
- Joseph Danny
Joseph Danny is a DFW food writer and food photographer (www.jdanny.com) who happens to be in love with our sauces. You can often find him putting our recipes to the test.