Garnishes for Drinks
Various ways of garnishing your drinks.
Author: Chief Mixologist
Recipe type: Garnishes
- FOR FRUIT AND MILK DRINKS
- mint leaves
- lemon or lime slices
- orange slices
- maraschino cherries; on toothpick
- whipped cream
- candy canes
- pineapple chunks; on toothpicks with cherries
- strawberries, fresh; on toothpick
- chocolate shavings or curls
- coconut shredded
- ice cubes with frozen fruit inside, or chunks of fruit dipped in lemon juice and frozen
- FOR VEGETABLE DRINKS:
- parsley leaves
- celery sticks
- carrot sticks or curls
- lemon or lime spirals
- scallions, spring or green onions
- chives, chopped
- black pepper, freshly ground
- olives, black or green, on toothpicks
- radishes, cut in spirals
- FOR COFFEES:
- cinnamon sticks
- whipped cream topped with cinnamon or shaved chocolate
- To frost glasses: Dip glasses into water, and while still dripping wet, place them in the freezer of the refrigerator.
- Leave them at least 2 or 3 hours.
- Sugar Frosted Glasses: (for fruit drinks) Moisten top of glass and rim area with a wedge of lemon, lime or orange.
- Just rub it along the glass edge, then dip in superfine sugar and place in freezer for a few hours.
- Moistener could be Grenadine syrup.
- Salt Frosted Glasses: (for vegetable drinks) Use salt along the rim area.