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5 Cocktail and Entree Pairings You’ll Love

What's your favorite Basta Pasta cocktail?

What’s your favorite Basta Pasta cocktail?

The end of a long week and the beginning of a long weekend calls for a good drink! If you’re planning to enjoy a Labor Day weekend meal at one of our locations, consider giving our specialty cocktail list a try. Discover how to pair spirits with dinner like a true expert.


A sweet blend of Italian liqueurs, fresh fruit, and red wine, Sangria can complement almost every dish. However, it truly shines when paired with a light and flavorful seafood dish. From delicious, specialty crab cakes to an order of shrimp linguine, Sangria and seafood make a perfect pair.

Moscow Mule

The spicy and refreshing combination of ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka is as simple as it is delicious. It pairs best with robust Italian meals like sausage fettuccine or veal meatball spaghetti. Enjoy each bite between sips of this fizzy, eye-opening cocktail.

Pomegranate Mule

This tart twist on a Moscow mule is made with Raspberry Stoli vodka, pomegranate liqueur, and lime. Enjoy with a crisp, crunchy salad such as a Caesar salad topped with a perfectly cooked steak.

Gin & Tonic

A classic cocktail, the gin and tonic can only be better if you pair it with delicious food! Enjoy your gin and tonic with a delicate and creative appetizer to start dinner off on the right foot. From a mozzarella caprese to a fig and goat cheese platter, the gin and tonic is a meal’s best friend.


It might not be a cocktail, but it always pairs well with dinner at Basta Pasta. Choose from our vast wine selection, or ask a server for a recommendation. From bubbly whites to deep, oaky reds, you’re sure to find a vino that suits your palate.

Happy Labor Day Weekend From Basta Pasta  

For over 12 years, Basta Pasta has been providing Marylanders with delicious Italian specials cooked from fresh, delicious, high-quality ingredients. Enjoy a taste of classic Italian food with spectacular pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and sumptuous fine Italian wines. To make a reservation at our Timonium, Fallston, Perry Hall, or Eldersburg location, contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. To find out more about our menu, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Don’t feel like going out? Order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy Basta Pasta at the comfort of your dining room table.

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