The Art of Cocktail 'Framing'

The Art of Cocktail 'Framing'

The technical term for rimming a cocktail is rimming, and it's done for two main purposes: to enhance the taste, and to look good nakedly.

When it comes to enhancing the taste, we have to mention the margarita, a classic salt-rimmed cocktail. Aside from the fashionable tricks that Americans have pulled to put tequila on the world map, salt and lemon do enhance the taste of tequila. The agave itself has a light bitter taste, which is diminished by the addition of lemon, and the salt at the top of the glass balances the sourness of the lemon.

Compared to these avenues, though, it has always struck people as just that, as a classic cocktail. With a salt rim and a slice of lemon inserted.

There are also bartenders who will leave a piece of un-rimmed mouth when rimming to cater to the taste of all their customers.

You can rim any cocktail without affecting the taste, and the ingredients are not limited to salt rims, such as these:

Powdered sugar: consider cocktails with coffee liqueur, Baileysweet, orange or chocolate liqueur as a secondary spirit;
Crushed cookies: almost any cocktail that can be rimmed with sugar is suitable to be rimmed with crushed cookies. For example, side carts;
Cocoa powder: with cocktails that have chocolate or milk, such as chocolate martinis;

Crushed nuts: particularly suitable for cocktails with cream;

There are also spicy sides (one part salt to one part chili powder), ginger sides (one part sugar to one part ginger powder) ......
And if the idea is to put the finishing touch to make the cocktail more beautiful, everything is more interesting and you can be more creative and imaginative.

For example, turn a Manhattan into a Christmas breeze.

Or a more chic Alexandria.

How do you rim a cocktail?

1. First, pour the garnish over the container (for example, a small plate, a small chopping board).
2. Second, moisten the mouth of the glass. If your cocktail lends itself to citrus flavors, wipe the outside of the glass with a lime or lemon chunk. If not, you can use a sponge soaked in liqueur to moisten it. If it's just for garnish, you can use a sponge soaked in water to moisten it directly.
3. Again, wipe the glass around the rimmed container, taking care not to get the inside as much as possible.

The art of cocktail garnishing is an interesting topic that can create the icing on the cake for a crowded cocktail without affecting the taste of the drink. If you love wine, you may want to give it a try.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published