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Jan 24, 2007 10:45 AM

Chili - A beverage other than beer to serve with Chili

I am planning an informal dinner with Chili as the main course. We will also be having a green salad, Quesadillas with monteray jack cheese and jalpeno peppers, and corn bread.
There will be some guests who do not like beer. What non alcoholic drink would you serve with this moderately hot meal. Also what else ( food wise ) would be a good addition.

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  1. Since beer is such a classic combo with chili, how about non-alcoholic beer? The one made by Heneiken and the one by Guinness are both good.

    Then there's also a craft root beer, if you have any in your neck of the woods. Here in the Northwest, we have many craft root beers to choose from.

    Food wise, it is traditional to make chili without beans, and then serve some hot pinto beans on the side.

    1. apple cider, ginger beer, pomegranate juice or blueberry juice spalshed into seltzer. virgin banana daquiris? lol, i can't fathom a n/a beverage at a dinner party.

        1. re: revsharkie

          Why not, indeed! Milk is the perfect bevvie for chili

        2. I know, I know. But there are some!!!!! Who do not like beer. I am not one of them.

          1. A nice mango drink. Blend some mango with some lime juice and ice cubes (a touch of sugar if you want that extra sweet punch). Strain or don't strain depending on your preference to pulp in the drink and pour a little into a glass, top with eith stil or sparkling water and give it a gentle stir.

            i often enjoy this with a midweek curry or Mexican dish instead of a beer.

            Or even add yogurt emit the water and have a mango lassii - it'll go with a chilli as well as a curry.