Cocktail & food pairing: The Orange Mojito & Cheesy Nacho’s!

Nacho’s and Mojito’s! The perfect combination if you ask us. This cheerful looking cocktail is the Orange Mojito and we paired it with a delicious plate of cheesy nacho’s. The combination of a refreshing and sweet cocktail with a plate full of melting nacho’s will surprise you! In this blog you’ll find the recipes for both the cocktail and the dish.


Cheesy nacho’s

If you love cheese you are definitely a fan of this cheesy nacho dish. You can make it with meat or you can choose a vegetarian version. It’s the perfect dish to serve on a summer afternoon.

What do you need?

• 150 gr tortilla chips

• 300 gr minced meat

• 1 onion

• 150 gr corn

• 3 tbl spoons tomato purée

• the leaves of two sprigs of mint

• a handful of chopped cilantro

• 2 tea spoons smoked paprika powder

• half a lime

• 125 gr grated cheddar cheese

• sour cream

• jalapeño slices

• 1 avocado in cubes



  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
  2. Chop the onion and the garlic finely. Place a frying pan on medium heat and fry the minced meat. Then add the onion and garlic and fry for another 5 minutes.
  3. When the minced meat has turned a nice brown colour and the onion has gone soft, add the tomato purée, the corn, the juice from half a lime and the spices. Cook for another 3 minutes and stir well. Then remove the pan from the heat source.
  4. Take an oven dish and line it with a sheet of baking paper. This way the nacho’s won’t stick to the bottom.
  5. Place half of the nacho’s in the oven dish and cover them with half of the minced meat mixture. Then sprinkle half of the cheddar cheese on top.
  6. Then place the other half of the nacho’s on top and cover with the second half of the minced meat mixture. Finish with adding the second half of the cheddar cheese.
  7. Put the nacho’s in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. When the cheese starts to forms bubbles the nacho’s are done.
  8. Serve the nacho’s with a dollop of sour cream, the avocado cubes, the cilantro, the mint leaves and the sliced jalapeño.
  9. Enjoy your cheesy nacho’s!


Orange Mojito cocktail

A summer dish would not be complete without a summery cocktail! We chose the Orange Mojito: the ultimate combination!



White rum 50 ml • half an orange • 1 lime • sparkling water 50 ml • cane sugar • leaves from 2 mint sprigs • crushed ice


What you need:

Cocktail glass • muddler • cocktail spoon • bar jigger



1. Cut the orange and the lime into three wedges, keep two lime wedges to garnish.

2. Put the orange wedges and lime wedges into a cocktail glass.

3. Muddle the fruits with a muddler until the juice comes out, then remove from glass, leaving the juice.

4. Add the mint leaves and cane sugar (2 teaspoons) to the juice and muddle until you can smell the fragrance of the mint.

5. Add the white rum (50 ml) with a bar jigger, add the sparkling water (50 ml) and add the crushed ice.

6. Stir well with a cocktail spoon until all the ingredients have blended.

7. Serve in long drink glasses.

8. Garnish with a lime wedge.


Did you enjoy these recipes? Then also take a look at these recipes: the blood orange gin-tonic cocktail, the Moscow mule and 4 cocktail recipes to enjoy this summer!