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.
The maraschino cherry is a common garnish for cocktails and desserts, but do you know how maraschinos are made commercially or the story behind the maraschino? This article will tell you the bare facts about this red garnish and give you links to making your own 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.
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.
How to Cut Orange Garnishes
Step-by-step illustrations for cutting simple orange garnishes.
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.
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.
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.