Video:How to Make 5 Summer Cocktail Garnisheswith Josh Finocchiaro
Summer cocktails are completed by the perfect garnish. Watch this how-to video from About.com to learn how to make unique and colorful summer cocktail garnishes to add a special touch to your summer drink.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make 5 Summer 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 summer cocktail garnishes.
Citrus Wheel Cocktail Garnish:
I'm going to show you how to make the most basic summer garnish, a citrus wheel. You will need: 1 orange, lemon, or lime. Select your fruit and cut downward into thin slices. Cut a thin line to the center of the fruit and use this garnish on any citrus summer beverage.
Fruit Skewer Cocktail Garnish:
Next, I'm going to show you how to make a fruit skewer. You need 3 - 4 cherries or fresh raspberries and a cocktail skewer or sword. Start by picking fruit that is a similar size. Pierce the center of the fruit and slide to the top of the skewer. Continue to do this with 3 - 4 pieces of fruit. This can be used with any small, seasonal, summer fruit. This is a perfect garnish for a summer martini cocktail.
Pineapple & Cherry Cocktail Garnish:
Next, I'm going to show you how to make a pineapple and cherry garnish. You will need a pre-cut pineapple chunk and a cherry. Make a small, center slice to the pineapple so it will rest easily on the glass and finally stick a cherry with the skewer into the pineapple. This is a perfect garnish for fruity summer drinks and smoothies.
Cucumber Cocktail Garnish:
Next, I'm going to show you how to make a cucumber garnish. You will simply need 1 cucumber. To get started, cut the ends off the cucumber. Now cut it in half. Slice the half down the center and cut into thin strips. If you like, you can cut these strips in half. Cucumber sticks are a great garnish for any summer martini drink. Now, I am going to how you how to make cucumber wheels. Use the other half of the cucumber and cut into think slice. Take one piece and cut a thin slice to the center of the cucumber. This is a perfect garnish for any summery drinks.
Raspberry & Mint Cocktail Garnish:
Finally, I'm going to show you how to make a Raspberry & Mint garnish. You will need: 3 raspberries and a sprig of mint. Simply place the raspberries together on any rocks drink and add the sprig of mint to the center of the raspberries. Thank you for watching, for more information, go to food.about.com.