Mixology Monday: The Isolated Garnish & The Rope Burn Cocktail

Mixology Monday logo (MxMo)This month’s Mixology Monday topic is “Garnish Grandiloquence,” hosted by Joseph Tkach of the fantastic blog Measure and Stir. This is the first time that I’ve attempted to participate in Mixology Monday and I found this theme to be a particularly challenging topic on which to start. I think the reason it was difficult is that, in my experience, garnishes break down into two categories: simple garnishes like citrus peels that add an important element to the drink and complex garnishes like the sausage and bacon on a stick in a bloody mary that look cool but add very little to the drink. The former category is straight-forward and seems to have very little room for innovation, whereas the latter category just doesn’t seem that important.

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