Vegan Cocktail Garnishes You Need To Try Now

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Are you a home bartender or a cocktail enthusiast looking for some simple cocktail garnishing techniques? Don’t worry! We got you. We have compiled a list of elegant and easy-to-make cocktail garnishes that will surely elevate your mixology game. And bonus? They are vegan! So, excited? Without much further ado, let’s get started

Vegan Cocktail Garnishing Ideas

1. Citrus 

is Easily available, the most popular and absolutely delightful vegan cocktail garnish! Citrus peels are a great way to enhance the flavours and visual appeal of your drinks. You can use a lemon or orange twist, wedges, wheels or slices as a garnish. Create various shapes like citrus roses, curls, hearts, fancy fans, carved shapes, etc. 

2. Cucumber Ribbon

The long, delicately thin cucumber peel adds a fabulous touch to your drinks. All you have to do is use a vegetable peeler to slice long, thin ribbons of cucumber. Set them inside the glass nicely before adding ice and cocktail ingredients. This pairs perfectly with gin, vodka, and other alcoholic beverages. 

3. Herbal Garnishes

A sprig of fresh mint pretty much pairs with most of the cocktails. They impart a refreshing aroma and intense flavour that is sure to tickle the senses. Either add a few mint leaves into the drink or garnish with a sprig of mint settled nicely on top of the drink. Other herbal ingredients you can use are rosemary, thyme, basil, fennel, etc. 

4. Edible Flower

Want to add some floral elegance to your drinks? Edible flowers are beautiful, colourful and aromatic. When you use them as vegan cocktail garnishes it will elevate the flavour of your drinks to a whole new level, all the while adding a magnificent look to your drinks. You can float the edible flower on top of your drinks, or freeze them in ice to create enticing cocktail ice for your drinks.

5. Coconut Flakes

Yes! Coconut flakes are great vegan cocktail garnishes. They are rich and nourishing. It works great as a garnish, especially for tropical cocktail recipes. For an extra touch, toast the coconut flakes before using them. It will give a nutty, and crunchy flair to your cocktail recipes.

6. Ginger

Fresh or candied ginger, both are impeccable garnish to give your drinks a refreshing zing. Candied ginger has a perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavour, while fresh ginger is refreshing, aromatic and spicy. They pair well with whisky highballs. 

7. Dehydrated Fruits

Easy to store, dehydrated fruit slices are great vegan cocktail garnishing options. They have an intense flavour as opposed to fresh fruits and can be stored for at least a month. From dehydrated citrus slices to herbs and spices, there are plenty of ways you can use these ingredients in your cocktail recipes. 

You can use a variety of fruits like dried apricots, cranberries, cherries, citrus, figs, etc. To garnish, lay it on top of the drink or use a skewer to thread a few slices together.

8. Vegan Marshmallows

Soft, fluffy and absolutely delicious! Vegan marshmallows will add a touch of whimsical goodness to your cocktail recipes. Plain, flavoured, toasted - use any way you like. Add one, two or a handful to your drinks! There is no such thing as too much marshmallows, is it? For a smoky and crispy treat, toast the marshmallows using a blow torch and drop it into the drink. You can also use a cocktail pick or a skewer to thread them in and keep them on the edge to garnish. 

9. Dark Chocolates

Dark chocolate is inherently vegan. They are decadent and a treat to the senses! Use dark chocolate bars, or chocolate shavings as a cocktail garnish. Your cocktails will feel more like a dessert and every sip will be an indulgent and delicious experience to your taste buds. For cocktail recipes featuring coffee liqueurs, Irish cream, etc., pair really well with this vegan cocktail garnish.

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