Wednesday, 5 February 2014

GARNISH THAT COCKTAIL WITH CITRUS FRUITS

If you know me well you know that I always love to experiment and try out different cocktails and drinks. I don't drink a lot on when I eat out but I love to try a drink Ive never had before. There's nothing like signature drinks and classic cocktails. What gives a drink its appeal is the presentation. I love drinks that are garnished with fruit and sometimes with vegetables. On my quest to savour the myriads of tastes I have come across all types of drinks.Some were good and some bad. I think the secret to a smashing drink is the balance between sweet, salty and sour. Indulge all your senses when looking for the drink that will be on your hand as you move around the room shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries with people. It has to smell, taste and look good. It has to be in the right glass. Garnishing adds a certain aesthetic appeal to your martini, mojito or cosmopolitan

The  Wedge
The wedge is an eighth of a lime , lemon or orange.

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The Half wheel
This is a half slice of any citrus fruit.
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The Wheel
This is a full slice of a citrus fruit.

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The lemon Twist
This is when one cuts off the strip of a lemon rind then twists it in a drink to release the natural oils and essence of the lemon. This drink infused with the lemon oil smells fresh.

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The Orange Spiral
The orange rind is tough and it rarely breaks off. One can use a special type of knife to get a spiral rind. Wrap it around a glass for 5 to 10 minutes to get a springy spiral.Perfect for martinis.

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That is how you garnish like a pro. This will make your guests keep coming back for more. I will show you how to present drinks with other types of fruit, vegetables, straws and a lot more.

Enjoy...

2 comments:

  1. Forgive my ignorance......but I have to ask this...so does one actually eat the garnish in the end or what happens to the garnish?

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    1. hey Warui, not really.Garnishes are just decorative ornaments that add character or style to a mixed drink, most notably to cocktails. They enhance aesthetic appeal of the drink. On few occasions however you can see people eating their cherries in their Martinis . Depends also on where you are too.

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