A Martini Glass filled with a stiff drink is great, but a fancy martini glass rimmed with something flavourful and fancy is better.
We all know Margarita's are often rimmed with Salt... though I prefer mine with sugar (except lime / traditional Marg's get salt... the other sweet flavours I use sugar) but in recent years rimming martini glasses has become quite the trend and I wanted to share with you some of my favourite rims and some tips on doing it correctly.
The easiest way is this:
You can also use a lemon or lime wedge to rub along rim and then dip into the powder of your choice, but usually that doesn't moisten the rim enough *giggles* to pick up enough flavoured powder.
It's very simple to do, if you are feeling uneasy you can always buy a kit but try the two plates first....
Now, which liquids and powders you use is your decision, here are some recommendations:
This list goes on, but this should be a good start.
Be Creative, Try new things, that's what I did and still do... it's amazing how many interesting things you can come up with.
If you have specific suggestions or questions let me know in the comment section and I can reply.
There are also great martini/cocktail rimmers you can buy (flavoured powders) but save some money and try homemade flavouring and colouring....
Colouring and Flavouring Sugar (or Salt)
Have fun mixing and matching various rims.... it is a great addition to any martini along with garnish and the wonderful alcohol inside the glass.