The Art of the Garnish

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Cider Mill Press, Oct 2, 2018 - Cooking - 240 pages
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Take your cocktails to the next level with dozens of creative garnishes, from herbs to candy to fun decorative embellishments!

After mixing the perfect drink, why not present your masterpiece with the best garnish to showcase your creation? Put the literal cherry on top, and enhance everyone's appreciation for the delicious flavors you've crafted in your cocktail. Dozens of innovative, elegant, and sometimes unexpected garnishes are paired with corresponding cocktail recipes in this definitive collection of recipes, ideas, and inspirations. Tips for the ideal glassware and ice for each cocktail, as well as entertaining ideas are also peppered throughout, along with the best food pairings for your cocktails. You'll even discover the fascinating stories behind the most classic garnishes, so you'll never be without an interesting cocktail party anecdote to share! Finishing Touches is the perfect addition to your cocktail book collection.

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Leeann Lavin writes a Food & Drink column for, curating the food spectrum that dazzles and elevates the radical New York food and drink world. She writes the popular Garden Glamour blog covering the nexus of garden art and culinary art, food events, artisanal food makers, and cookbook reviews. She is also the author of The Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook and a contributing author to Savoring Gotham. A 2015 IACP Cookbook judge, Leeann is also a BlogHer Influencer and a SheKnows Expert. A passionate food and garden thought leader and frequent guest speaker, Leeann has worked in restaurants, bars, and food catering; and creates food and drink recipes with passion, using ingredients from local greenmarkets, her herb garden and farm-ette at her country house in the Garden State, making sure to always add the best ingredient: love.

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