Pairing Drinks with Oysters

You know that Salt & Barrel is all about cocktails and oysters, but are you aware of which drinks are the most appropriate for devouring a handsome helping of shell meat? You never want to eat them without a good stiff drink, so it’s valuable to know which ones are the perfect complement.
Let us give you the run-down on pairing drinks with oysters.

Drinks & Oysters

Having combed through several opinions on the matter, Salt & Barrel has compiled this list of excellent drinks to consume with oysters.

  • Most Dry Champagnes
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  • Martinis
  • Prosecco
  • Manzanilla Sherry
  • Ice Cold Vodka
  • Dry White Wine
  • Dry Draft Beer
  • Pilsner-style Beer

It doesn’t take long to see that more of the consensus revolves around dryer, whiter sorts of wines. A few folks go after beer with oysters, generally the dryer kinds like pilsners or our Clausthauer Lager. You probably wouldn’t reach for an IPA, stout, or red wine to go with your oysters (though nobody is preventing you from doing so).

We don't think there's really a wrong drink to use with shellfish, but there is some continuity towards the dryer alcohols.

Salt & Barrel Cocktails

Now that you know a little more about drink ideas for oysters, we invite you to make a reservation to come see us for a nice cocktail and seafood brunch/dinner. We can match your delicious oyster meal up with white wines like:

  • Jean Paul Ballard Sancerre (French)
  • Tavernello Pinot Grigio Veneto (Italy)
  • Ramon Bilbao Albarino Rias Baixas (Spain)

Don’t forget to check out these classic cocktails . . .

  • French 75 (gin, lemon, and tonic)
  • Hemingway Daiquiri (silver rum, pink grapefruit juice, Pamplemousse, maraschino liqueur, lime juice)
  • Smoked Prickly Pear Margarita (Tequila Blanco, mezcal, prickly pear, lime juice, Triple Sec, Black Lava Sea Salt Rum)
  • Penicillin (Monkey Shoulder Scotch, honey, ginger, lemon, Lagavulin)

Then, if you really want to relax and brush off some stress, we offer CBD infusion into all of our cocktails for only $5 more.

What about oysters? The best time to get oysters is during Happy Hour, everyday except Tuesday, where they’re half-priced from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. At that rate, you can mix your oysters with our half-off well drinks if you want.

Salt & Barrel provides the best fine-dining experience anywhere in or around Bay Shore. Even if you have no interest in oysters, but just want a nice mid-day drink, you’ll love our 90-minute Bottomless Brunch Special, where you can enjoy all the mimosas, bellinis, and bloody Mary’s you want for $25. If you want to learn, you can always contact us at 631-647-8818.

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