Have you ever noticed that a simple garnish can take a cocktail from being run-of-the-mill to totally extraordinary? It’s definitely true that we enjoy cocktails with our eyes and our noses, not just our taste buds, so a garnish is an essential element of a well crafted cocktail that should not be overlooked. No need to invest in mini paper umbrellas, though, because just like the best cocktail ingredients, the best garnishes come from your garden.
Savory Cocktail Garnishes
An awesome cocktail garnish will serve three different purposes: (1) it will look pretty when you serve the drink, (2) it will smell nice when you sip it, and (3) it will taste nice on your palate. So you should always add a garnish that will contribute to the flavor and aroma of your drink. Here’s some of our favorites:
Our Favorite Savory Cocktail
We cannot get enough of this Tomato Water Martini, one of Ivette Soler’s signature cocktails. The heirloom tomato and basil leaf garnish is not only colorful and fragrant, but it makes a delicious little munchy, too.
|Tomato Water Martini(aka Pomodoro Martini) – makes 2 martinisIngredients:
2 and ½ shots vodka