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Easy Cocktail Recipes with Unconventional Salt Blends

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Salt stands as a paramount element within the culinary realm. It improves the taste and aroma of any dish. But did you know salt can also be used for popular cocktails? Using unconventional salt blends will allow you to create satiating bar drinks.

Salt blends encompass diverse salts, complemented by fragrant herbs and aromatic spices. These exquisite blends are pivotal in elevating the flavour profile of popular cocktails.  Utilized to adorn glass rims or delicately garnish beverages, these salt blends introduce an artful touch that tantalizes the palate.

Make Your Salt Blends to Craft Easy Cocktail Recipes 

It is fun and easy to create your salt blends. Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your salt blends at home:

1. Choose the right type of salt

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Each type of salt has its properties. These include colour, flavour, and texture. The selection of salt variety can be tailored according to the nature of your cocktail recipe. 

2. Add some herbs, spices, citrus, or other ingredients

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Your salt blend can also include some herbs, spices, and citrus. This will give them some extra flavour and aroma. An example of such a blend is the Smoked Paprika Salt. It contains kosher salt mixed with smoked paprika and cumin.

3. Art of Rim Your Glass with Salt

Salt Solutions
Rimming your glass with salt will improve the flavour and look of your drink. Salt can help to balance the sweetness in the cocktail. Here are some ways to rim your glasses:

- Wet the rim of your glass
First, wet the rim of the glass with some liquid. These might include water, lemon juice, or any other liquid.

- Dip the rim in salt
Moving forward, coat the rim by gently pressing or rolling it in salt. Fine-tune the salt quantity by shaking off any surplus or delicately re-dipping the cocktail glasses.

4. Use Salt as a Garnish or Ingredient

Salt in cocktail recipes
Salt is used to rim your cocktail glasses and garnish or flavour your popular cocktails. Salt can balance other ingredients' sweetness, acidity, or bitterness and create a more harmonious and complex drink. Here are some ways to use salt as a garnish or ingredient in your cocktails:

- Sprinkle some salt on top of your drink
Adding salt to your drink gives it a boost of flavour. You can opt for flavoured salt to match the ingredients of your drink.

- Add salt to your shaker or mixer
You can also add salt to your shaker, which prevents clumps. Add small amounts to avoid altering the taste completely.

Wrapping Up
Whether you prefer cocktails, mocktails, or mojitos, the infusion of salt blends remains an ever-effective method for enriching their flavors. Mix different salts, herbs, and spices to create your salt blend at home. Rim your cocktail glasses or garnish your drinks for the best cocktail experience. 

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