Today, cocktail menus are filled with drinks dressed with aromatic, tasty, and sometimes fancy garnishes. Luckily, these additions aren't a secret, and can be easily added to any bebida you whip up at home.
Click through for the best cocktail garnish options - so you can have your drink, and make it pretty, too!
Throwing a sprig or two of rosemary into a cocktail can elevate its flavor in a big way, just as it does in any savory recipe. The robust ingredient should be added as a full sprig, rather than as individual leaves. Try it in this smoky Strawberry Fields Cocktail.
This bright green, refreshing garnish is just as useful to a cocktail as it is pretty. When using mint, be sure to give it a twist to release the aroma, but don't overdo it - it can often overpower the other flavors in a drink. Try it in this sweet and summery Lemonade with Mint Infused Vodka Cocktail.
Fruit is an obvious cocktail garnish, and can fancy up a drink pretty quickly. Grilling the fruit, however, brings a new depth of flavor, and adds those impressive grill marks to the rim of the glass. Try throwing some fresh pineapple on the grill for this Habanero Pineapple Margarita.
Fruit peels, be it from limes, lemons, or oranges, are not to be wasted. Cut a thin slice of the peel off the flesh of the fruit, gently twist the peel over the glass to get any of the juices into the drink, and drop the twist in or place on the rim of the glass. Give it a try in this Blood Orange Margarita.
Using basil in drinks is a nice way to clear out an overflowing garden. Luckily, a little goes a long way. Tear torn leaves into drinks for an herbal flavor note. Mix it into this Blueberry Basil Margarita.