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Video:5 Winter Cocktail Garnishes

with Josh Finocchiaro

Want to show off your bartending skills to your friends at parties this winter? Here's how to make elegant and eye-catching garnishes for cocktail parties that your friends will be complimenting all evening.See Transcript

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Transcript:5 Winter Cocktail Garnishes

Hi, I’m Josh from Annie’s Cafe & Bar in Denver, Colorado. I’m here for About.com to show you how to make 5 winter holiday cocktail garnishes.

Cranberry & Rosemary Garnish

I'm going to start by showing you how to make a Cranberry & Rosemary Garnish. You will need:

  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 3 -4 raspberries
  • a cocktail skewer.

Pick a long straight piece of rosemary. Thread 3 - 4 raspberries onto the rosemary. This makes an elegant red and green garnish for a holiday cocktail.

Holiday Whipped Cream & Vanilla Garnish

Next, I'm going to show you how to make a Holiday Whipped Cream & Vanilla Garnish. You will need:

  • whipped cream
  • 1 stick of vanilla.

Top any warm, holiday beverage with whipped cream and then add a whole stick of vanilla for a simple, elegant holiday garnish.

Orange & Cinnamon Garnish

Now, i'm going to show you how to make an Orange & Cinnamon Garnish. You will need:

  • 1 orange
  • 1 -2 sticks of cinnamon.

Start by cutting the orange into thin slices. Take one slice and cut to the center of the orange. Add the orange slice and 2 cinnamon sticks for a perfect holiday garnish.

Whipped Cream & Holly Garnish

Next, I'm going to show you how to make a Whipped Cream & Holly Garnish. You will need:

  • 1 Sprig or mint
  • 1 raspberry or 3 cranberries
  • whipped cream.

Start by topping a warm, holiday beverage with whipped cream. Now add a sprig of mint. Place a raspberry onto of the mint. If you like you can simply add a sprig of mint and arrange 3 cranberries in the whipped cream so they look like holly.

Pomegranate & Lime Garnish

Finally I am going to show you how to make a Pomegranate & Lime Garnish. You will need:

  • pomegranate seeds
  • a lime
  • a cocktail skewer.

Start by cutting the lime into thin slices. Pierce it with a cocktail skewer and gently rest it on the edges of a holiday cocktail glass. Fill the lime with pomegranate seeds and you have a beautiful, red and green holiday garnish.

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