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HOW IMPORTANT ARE GARNISHES IN COCKTAILS?

Over the years, cocktail garnishes have become increasingly extravagant, demonstrating a bartender’s creative skill and adding a touch of theatre to the cocktail-making experience.

However, some bartenders prefer to focus on the balance and quality of the drink itself, opting for simple, or even pre-bottled serves. Some go further to claim that extravagant garnished can detract from the quality of the drink itself.

SHAKE OR STIR?

It’s the moment you’ve long dreaded: You’ve invited your mustachioed, speakeasy-going friend over for dinner and he’s asked for a cocktail. He watches incredulously as you pour gin, vermouth, and Campari into a cocktail shaker, his voice slowly trailing off from his story as the ice slams back and forth in your shaker.

7 tips for great cocktail pictures

If you’ve ever felt inspired to photograph your favorite summer beverage, Offset artist Adrian Mueller has a few tips to help you craft the perfect cocktail image.