When you're craving a snack, is there anything more refreshing than a crisp, salty potato chip? And I mean recently, there have been more than a smattering of a variety of new flavors ranging from normal to completely crazy. From Cape Cod to Pringles, companies have been expanding their repertoire.

And what better way to honor them than to crack open your favorite beverage, fill a cup and just snack. Even chips need their pairings. There is a reason, after all, that they serve salty snacks like pretzels and popcorn at bars. So here are some ideal pairings for your favorite chip flavors!

1. Pringles Screamin' Dill Pickles and Whiskey

Is there any doubt that pickle-flavored chips would go well with whiskey? Is this not the ultimate pickleback shot? For a more relaxed experience, sip and savor your favorite whiskey instead of throwing it back like a shot, then chase with pickle chips instead of pickle juice. 

2. Cape Cod Sweet Mesquite BBQ and Porter

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Allagash describes Porter as a dark malt beer, much like stout, and these chips help bring out its subtle smokey, sweet flavors.

3. Cape Cod Cracked Pepper with Lemon and Pale Ale

Pale ale has a light hoppiness, so it pairs well with these chips that are likely to have a slight kick. Bonus points for pairing with a summer pale ale to highlight the lemon flavors too.

4. Ruffles Flamin' Hot BBQ and Bailey's Irish Cream

Flamin' flavors are not new to Lays, but they are new to Ruffles and their heat paris perfectly with a refreshing rose', according to Food & Wine. The cream puts the heat to shame and tames the burning in your mouth while offering an albeit odd, but tasty flavor pairing.

5. Cape Cod Classic Kettle Cooked Potato Chip and Champagne

Saving the best for last in all regards, Food & Wine notes that "salt and fat both love Champagne (and vice versa)", so the fat from the potatoes and the salt from the topping lend well to the acid and bubbles in the bubbly. 

Next time you're jonesing for a chip, try one of these matches made in mixology heaven!