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  • Writer's picturePaolo Ferla


Updated: May 22, 2023

Garnishes are a great way to add some fun to your cocktails, and they look fab in photos too! They can help to add height, texture and colour to your drinks, making for better images. We hope this article informs you how to make cocktail garnishes

Here are some of our favorites:

Devil Horns

Devil’s horns are a great way to spice up a spooky cocktail! Cut a slit into the tops of two red chillies and slot onto the rim of a martini glass for a super simple, effective halloween garnish.

Devil horns made out of red chillies, used as a halloween martini cocktail garnish
Chilli Devil Horns
Pineapple Spears

Pineapple spears add drama and height to a pina colada! Just pull a few green spears from the top of a fresh pineapple and pop them into the glass.

Pineapple leaf spears used as a cocktail garnish
Pineapple Spears

Something Sweet

Try using sweets to add some colour and playfulness to a drink. Just pop a sweet onto a metal cocktail stick and rest on top of the glass.

Peach sweets used as a cocktail garnish

Edible flowers are a lovely way to add a touch of femininity to a cocktail.

Mini pansies are a great choice as they’re small enough not to overwhelm the glass, as well as being super cute!

Mini pansies used as a pretty cocktail garnish
Edible flowers
Flying Birds

Cut orange peel into a rectangle with angled edges, then fold in half and cut a slit in the center to slot over your glass!

Orange peel cut into flying birds, used as a cokctail garnish
Orange Peel Flying birds

Something you’d like us to try? Get in touch and we’ll get the cocktail shakers out!

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We hope this has given you some ideas for your next cocktail shoot, but if you have any questions or there's something we didn't cover, don't hesitate to ask or drop us a comment!👇

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