Adding seasoned salts and sugars to the rim of your next cocktail is an easy way to make your next drink into something special.
Take a look to see how easy it really is:
Just as with creating a flavored simple syrup, or bitters, have fun with the flavor combinations.
Here are a few ideas to try:
- Chipotle, Black Pepper and Celery Salt
- Ginger, Wasabi Powder and Bamboo Salt
- Jalapeno, Lime Zest and Hawaiian Black Sea Salt
- Chinese Five Spice and Turbinado Sugar
- Chamomile, Lemon Zest and Granulated Honey
For this cocktail we made a Herbal Whiskey Sour:
- 1.5 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon
- 0.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
- .75 fresh lemon juice
- .75 Herb syrup*
- .75 Egg white
Add all ingredients to a Boston Shaker and dry shake to build the froth with the egg whites. Add ice to dilute and chill. Fine strain into a coupe glass garnished with Rosemary Salt. Express the oils from a lemon twist and skewer the twist with a rosemary sprig.
*Directions to make herb syrup:
Bring 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water to a light boil for 5 minutes. Add 4-5 sprigs of rosemary, 4-5 leaves of Sage and 4-5 sprigs of thyme to the cooling syrup. Allow the herbs to infuse for 30 minutes, and then remove and fine strain the syrup to remove any leaves.