Sugar-Rimmed Cups & Other Garnish

Sugared Cups

corn syrup
granulated sugar (white – or you can buy colored granulated sugar, but since it’s a little pricey you may want to blend it with white sugar to stretch it)
pretty cups

Pour a small amount of corn syrup onto a small, flat dish, and have sugars ready in wide, shallow bowls. Dip cup, rim-down into syrup and swirl just a little to coat. Lift and allow excess to drip off. Gently dip sticky rim in sugar, with a rolling movement (to coat both inside and outside of the rim). Ta Da!

Note: Sugar will begin to dissolve if left too long, so drinks should be served in sugared cups immediately.

Mixology Garnish ideas

Fruit (i.e., maraschino cherries, fresh berries, pineapple chunks, or other fresh fruit) to float or skewer
Black or colored plastic swords for skewering fruit
Curled citrus peel (may require a special tool…)
Wedges or Paper-thin slices of green apple (to float in or wedge on rim of Appletini)
Lemon or Lime wedges/slices for rim
Paper umbrellas
Black or colored mixer straws

Submitted by Emily Peterson

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Published in: on July 31, 2010 at 6:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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