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5 DIY Cocktail Garnishes

Are you tired of the same old boring drinks? It’s time to elevate your cocktail game with DIY garnishes. Adding a unique and creative garnish to your drink can take it from ordinary to extraordinary. Not only do they add visual appeal, but they can also enhance the flavor and aroma of your cocktail. In this post, we’ll be sharing some easy and creative DIY garnish ideas that will impress your guests and make your drinks Instagram-worthy.

1. Fruit Skewers:

Fruit skewers are a simple yet impressive garnish that can easily be made at home. All you need is some skewers and a selection of colorful fruits such as strawberries, kiwis, pineapples, and oranges. Cut them up into bite-sized pieces and place them on the skewer in a fun and colorful pattern. You can also add some mint leaves or edible flowers for an extra pop of color.

2. Citrus Twists:

Citrus twists are a classic garnish that can be used in many different types of cocktails. Simply cut a long, thin strip of peel from a lemon, lime, or orange, and twist it into a spiral around your finger. This will release the oils in the peel and add a burst of aroma and flavor to your drink. You can also add a slice of the fruit as a complementary garnish.

3. Herbs and Spices:

Herbs and spices are a great way to add complexity and depth to your cocktails. Some popular garnishes include rosemary, thyme, basil, cinnamon sticks, and star anise. Simply place the herb or spice in the drink or on the rim of the glass. You can also muddle them in the cocktail for a more pronounced flavor.

4. Candy and Chocolate:

For those with a sweet tooth, candy and chocolate garnishes can add a fun and playful touch to your cocktails. Mini candy canes, chocolate shavings, and even gummy or sour candies can be used to create unique and whimsical drinks. You can also rim the glass with sugar or cocoa powder for a decadent touch.

5. Homemade Syrups and Purees:

Making your own syrups and purees can take your DIY cocktail game to the next level. You can easily make simple syrups by boiling equal parts sugar and water, and adding flavors such as vanilla, lavender, or ginger. Purees can be made by blending fresh fruits or vegetables and straining the mixture. You can use these homemade mixers to create custom cocktails that are tailored to your taste.

DIY garnishes are a fun and easy way to add personality and flair to your cocktails. Whether you use fruit skewers, citrus twists, herbs and spices, candy and chocolate, or homemade syrups and purees, your drinks will be sure to impress. So next time you’re hosting a party or enjoying a night in, try making your own garnishes and take your cocktail game to the next level. In need of the perfect liquor for your cocktails? Contact us at Payless Liquors. Cheers!