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The Art of Cocktail Embellishment - The Garnish
wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-05-04 2:53 pm   Permalink

I don't know why, but before I read what they were I thought those were from mangosteens.

 
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KrakenHunterSteve
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Posted: 2014-05-11 5:56 pm   Permalink

While these aren't exactly the specialty garnishes normally posted here, it was suggested that I upload the garnish for my Big Moai Mai Tai:





Juice of three limes
Juice of one lemon
3 oz Creole Shrub
3 oz Orgeat
1 cup Appleton V/X
1 cup Rhum JM VSOP

Shake with 3 pounds crushed ice and pour. Garnish with Bird of Paradise, leaf attached, Sprig of Jasmine, and a really long straw.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-05-11 6:08 pm   Permalink

Wow
That's freekin huge
Awesome

Cheers


 
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El Jefe
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2014-05-11 6:36 pm   Permalink

Holy Moai!!!!!!!

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2014-05-11 10:26 pm   Permalink

Go big or go home!

 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2014-05-12 09:01 am   Permalink

Holy Moly! That's a big drinkie-poo! Gives you a workout while you drink it then . . . time for a nappy-poo!
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thePorpoise
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From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2014-05-12 7:35 pm   Permalink

was there a drink? i only noticed a good-looking woman...





 
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arriano
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From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2014-07-16 1:32 pm   Permalink

Here are some video demonstrations of creating fancy garnishes:

http://liquor.com/articles/5-easy-fancy-garnishes/



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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 2015-05-29 1:21 pm   Permalink

I thought of something new to try out as a garnish - a cookie cutter.

So I got some:



I used a muddler to tap one into a piece of pineapple skin, cut round & voila:



The pineapple skin was a little thick & the garnish may be a little better in a punch bowl but it's something fun to try


 
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Kahiki Guy
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From: Baltimore, MD
Posted: 2015-05-29 2:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-05-29 13:21, AdOrAdam wrote:
I thought of something new to try out as a garnish - a cookie cutter.

So I got some:



I used a muddler to tap one into a piece of pineapple skin, cut round & voila:



The pineapple skin was a little thick & the garnish may be a little better in a punch bowl but it's something fun to try



Good idea! easy and festive.
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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2015-06-10 10:45 am   Permalink

This was posted on another garnish thread, thought I would add it here for posterity

Quote:

On 2015-05-20 11:56, Thrift Tiki wrote:
I like sweet --not overly sweet--tiki drinks and have been experimenting with these hibiscus flowers in syrup.
They are pretty interesting and can be found at BevMo and I am sure other booze warehouses.

The syrup tastes good in daiquiris and we even made a hibiscus mai tai that was rather awesome.
Just a suggestion!





I tried it out in champagne and they were pretty good, look like baby squids


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Toddmc
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Posted: 2015-06-14 5:05 pm   Permalink

I thought my flaming skull was fancy, but some of these put it to shame.



 
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mikehooker
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Joined: Jul 17, 2014
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From: Austin via Mai Kai town
Posted: 21 days ago; 11:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-05-04 10:24, AdOrAdam wrote:
Not necessarily a garnish, but presentation related; For a while now I had been thinking of getting a VacuVin Pineapple Corer - I got one & put it to work:

The begining:



The end:



Easy peasy



My pineapple corer just broke on me. The little buttons you push to separate the plastic handle from the coring apparatus snapped off. Not sure if it was a Vacu Vin or a knockoff but it worked great while it lasted. The ones I'm seeing from Vacuvin on Amazon all appear to be plastic and only $10 with three different size attachments which seems a good deal. The last one I had was stainless though. Anyone know if there is an advantage to getting a metal one over plastic? Other brands have stainless ones for slightly more money.


 
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JenTiki
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From: Wandering the eastern shores
Posted: 20 days ago; 07:40 am   Permalink

I got this one from QVC for $15. The shaft and blade are stainless steel and it comes with a silicone cover for the blade that can also be used to cover the cut top of the pineapple. So if you only want to use a few slices at a time, you can leave the rest in the pineapple and put it in the fridge without it oxidizing. Honestly, I haven't used the slicer yet, but it seems like it will do a pretty good job, assuming the plastic handle doesn't break. Most of the customer reviews are very good. Unfortunately, they don't currently have it in stock, but items that are this popular usually come back at some point.
http://www.qvc.com/Stainless-Steel-Pineapple-Slicer-with-SiliconeCover-Green.product.K42051.html?upsh=1&sc=K42051-CSWB

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AdOrAdam
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Posted: 20 days ago; 12:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-07-07 23:06, mikehooker wrote:
My pineapple corer just broke on me. The little buttons you push to separate the plastic handle from the coring apparatus snapped off. Not sure if it was a Vacu Vin or a knockoff but it worked great while it lasted



My first corer broke the same way after a few uses. I looked at the stainless steel Vacu Vin pineapple corer - the catch is the same. I just got another plastic one & use it (infrequently) with care.


 
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