The 2022 Burger Issue: Best Drink Pairings

Maybe your burger mood extends beyond the plate. Whether you’re craving an ice-cold milkshake or a smooth glass of whiskey, look beyond the burger for a complete experience.



Whiskey connoisseurs, rejoice. Tucked away in Dr. Phillips, this cozy spot offers an extensive list of rare, hard-to-find, barrel-pick whiskey and bourbon to couple with your handcrafted burger. For guests who prefer something a bit sweeter, the Blueberry Collins (blueberry vodka; house-made sour mix; and lemon, orange, and mine zest) and Devereaux (bourbon, essence of elderflower, lemon juice, simple syrup, sparkling wine) cocktails are as refreshing as they are photo-worthy.

While you sip and browse the menu, pay close attention to The BLD with arugula, whiskey onions, provolone, smoked applewood bacon, a sunny-side-up egg, and sriracha aioli, and The Southerner, complete with whiskey onions arugula, bacon, pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes and balsamic glaze. 7563 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819 •


If you prefer to pair your burger with a good old-fashioned milkshake, consider stopping at Shake Shack or BurgerFi. These chain restaurants can be found across the country for a good reason. In addition to an extensive menu of burgers (and seasoned fries at BurgerFi), they offer frozen options, from seasonal concoctions to over-the-top concretes. Plus, Florida’s first Shake Shack drive-thru opened on Daryl Carter Parkway, so it’s even easier to snag this perfect pairing on the go.



Make the most of summer evenings with burgers and beer. The Ravenous Pig debuted a brewery and beer garden, giving you even more ways to enjoy your favorite bites. Order the Pub Burger with bleu cheese, caramelized onions, and truffle fries for dinner. Then grab an ice-cold beer from the beer garden to wash it down. All beers are brewed on-site at The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. You can always find year-round favorites like Lone Palm Golden Ale, Red Drum, DoveCote Saison, plus seasonal offerings. 565 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789 •



While Disney Springs offers a wide selection of dining options, burger-lovers should head to D-Luxe Burger. Crowd favorites include the Dublin Burger (two beef patties, Irish cheddar, corned beef, shoe-string fried onions, Irish stout barbecue sauce, grilled onions) and the El Diablo Burger (chorizo and signature-blend patties, fried banana peppers, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, chipotle mayonnaise). You can even pair your bite with artisanal gelato shakes and floats in flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, s’mores, and cookies and cream. Best of all? You can order ahead to spend more time shopping while you wait for your meal to be prepped. 1524 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 •

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