A garnish can make or break a cocktail and can come in many forms. From fresh fruits and herbs to edible flowers, a garnish is a way to elevate and top off a great drink (not to mention impress your guests).

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Frozen Herb Ice Cubes

Fill ice trays with a variety of fresh herbs and top with water. Freeze for several hours then enjoy in your favorite summertime beverage.

“Mock”tail Bar

Just as you set up a Mimosa Bar I love the idea of a “Mock”tail Bar which are especially fun at an event like a baby or wedding shower. Allowing guests to mix and match to create their perfect “mock”tail gives an interactive touch to your party. Setting up a “mock”tail bar is simple: Offer festive glassware…

Fresh Mint Sprigs

Fresh mint sprigs are a bar cart essential. Mint can add a hint of fresh flavor to any cocktail.

3 Simple Steps for Flavored Mimosa

3 simple steps for a perfect mimosa: 1) Add fresh fruit & herbs 2) Add juice 3) Top with Korbel California Champagne

Top it Off

Create a garnish tower using raspberries and blackberries alongside other fruit garnishes for a whimsical party touch.

Bloody Mary Mocktail

A Bloody Mary is a great option for a non-alcoholic drink that tastes and looks great. The garnish skewer still allows that special touch and a meal in a glass.

  • 4 oz Bloody Mary Mix
  • Ice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot pepper sauce (to taste)
  • Horseradish (to taste)
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon

Summer Mint Julep

  • 2 oz Woodford Reserve Bourbon
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 1 oz Apricot puree/juice
  • 1 oz Elderflower liqueur
  • Garnish with edible flowers. 

Mint Julep Bar

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Simple Touches

Fresh fruit and decorative straws are my go-to garnish.

Edible Flowers

Edible flowers are an easy way to dress up any cocktail. Find these at your local grocery with other natural and organic food items.

Fruit and Cinnamon Sticks

Slice citrus fruits to add color and cinnamon sticks to add a special touch. Perfect for the holiday season.

Cranberries and Sugar

Perfect for the holidays and a bar cart essential.

Fruit Skewers

Dress up bottled cocktails with fruit skewers. Offer guests a variety of fresh fruit pieces and allow them to mix and match their favorites to enjoy with premixed cocktails such as Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails.

Fruit & Herbs

Garnishing with fresh fruit and herbs is a great way to add color and dress up a cocktail.

Ginger Julep

  • 1 ½ oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 medium piece candied ginger
  • ¼ tsp. molasses
  • 3 oz. lemon soda

Basil Strawberry Julep

  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 diced strawberries
  • 1 tbsp basil simple syrup
  • Ice (crushed)
  • 2 tbsp Woodford Reserve bourbon

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