TIP OF THE DAY: Save Citrus Peels

[1] Citrus peels can garnish both sweet and savory citrus drinks (both photos courtesy The Skylark | NYC). [2] Tricolor olive Martini garnish.   We were peeling blood oranges yesterday when we remembered this cocktail garnish (photo #1) from The Skylark, a cocktail lounge in Midtown Manhattan with panoramic views of the city. Save the…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Create A New Cocktail Garnish

Do you garnish your cocktails with the same wedge of lime or orange wheel, curl, peel or twist? The same olives and cocktail onions? The same notched strawberry on the rim? The standard celery stick in a Bloody Mary? Expand your garnish horizons. Presentation is everything; and while no one would turn away an ungarnished…
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TIP OF THE DAY: 10+ Holiday Garnishes

Many people are so accustomed to the same old parsley or watercress garnish. It’s easy to create special touches can you use for the holidays. The majority can be used with either drinks or dishes of food, savory or sweet. We like festive red and green garnishes and star shapes. Consider: Carambola (star fruit) slices…
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