You've seen your bartender salt rim a margarita glass - now try it on a gin cocktail!

A rimmed cocktail glass can be a simple way to add a flurry of fun to your favourite cocktail. But how on earth do you make a rimmed glass look as sleek as it would at an upscale cocktail bar? Fear not, we’ve got you covered!

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How to Rim a Cocktail Glass


Cocktail glass
Two saucers
35ml water
30g sugar or salt


 Place your liquid of your choice in one of the saucers, and spread your dry powder across the second saucer. Grasp the stem of the glass and tip the lip of the glass into the liquid until the entire circumference of the rim is moistened. Repeat this process with your powder, ensuring it sticks evenly around the edges of the glass. Leave for 5 minutes to allow your glass’ rim to dry. And voilà!

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Festive Flavour Combinations 

If you’re getting into the festive spirit, salt or sugar rims aren’t your only options - in fact there are endless flavour combos to choose from. Choose one dry and one liquid from the list below, or come up with your own magic mix…

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35g Dry Powder

Crushed gingersnaps
Chocolate shavings
Coconut flakes
Crushed candy canes
Shaving of nutmeg
Cocoa powder
Chili flakes
Popping candy
Edible glitter  

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30g Liquid

Passionfruit Juice
Peppermint Syrup
Salted Caramel Syrup
Mulled Wine
Chocolate Syrup
Pineapple Juice
Coca Cola 

Now you know how, try it out on these cocktails..