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Tips and ideas for enhancing the appearance of cocktails by using glassware, garnishes, and other decorative embellishments for that finishing touch.

The Glassware Tour
Most cocktail recipes suggest a type of glassware that works well with that drink and knowing a Highball glass from an Old-fashioned is important.

The Many Styles of a Cocktail Glass
The cocktail, or martini, glass is an icon of the bar and is used to hold short, neat mixed drinks. Despite the fact that there is a standard shape to the cocktail glass, they are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles.

Quick Tips for Chilling Glassware
A few quick tips to chill glassware and keep them chilled before adding a drink.

How to Rim a Glass
Step-by-step photographs that will help you rim a glass with salt, sugar or the dry ingredient of your choice.

Video: How to Create a Lemon Spiral
This video walks you through the process of creating those long, elegant lemon spirals that look spectacular in cocktails.

Video: Cocktail Garnishes
Limes, lemons, oranges, olives, cherries, wheels, twists and wedges, this great video is a great guide for anyone who has questions about the most common types of cocktail garnishes.

How to Cut Lime Garnishes
Step-by-step illustrations for cutting simple lime garnishes.

Maraschino Cherries

Easy Maraschino Cherries
Maraschino cherries are a common cocktail garnish and this recipe will easily help you make them yourself in the traditional manner.

Video: Tips for Adding Fruit to Cocktails
Garnishing or preparing a cocktail with fresh fruit makes the drink look and taste better. In this how-to video from About.com, learn all about adding fruit to your favorite cocktails.

Video: How to Make 5 Summer Cocktail Garnishes
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. Garnishes included: citrus wheel, fruit skewer, pineapple and cherry, cucumber, and raspberry and mint.

How to Cut Orange Garnishes
Step-by-step illustrations for cutting simple orange garnishes.

Whip that Groove
Whipped cream is a popular topping for both hot and cold mixed drinks and cocktails. Kyle Branche shares a few tips about enhancing freshly made whipped cream with flavors using liqueurs, syrups, and sugars.

Video: 5 Winter Cocktail Garnishes
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. Garnishes include: cranberry & rosemary, whipped cream & vanilla, orange & cinnamon, whipped cream & holly, pomegranate & lime.

10 Creepy Cocktail Garnishes
Halloween is an ideal occasion to get creative with garnishing cocktails. These 10 ideas are a good starting place to fuel your creepy garnish adventure.

Quick Tip: Fun Finishing Touches
A few quick suggestions for adding a finishing touch to cocktails by going beyond the fruit garnish.

Drink Markers to Fit Any Party Theme
Drink markers are an easy and fun way to add a little character to any occasion. These small characters hang from the rim of a glass and also help distinguish one person's drink from anothers.

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