Flavor Trends, Strategies and Solutions for Menu Development

3 Modern Cocktail Rims Dust beverage rims with sugar crystals and spices to add textural delight


By Charlie Baggs

Add “Wow!” factor and textural interest, along with a nice flavor hit, with thoughtfully considered rims.

A high-impact strategy is dusting beverage rims with any variety of sugar crystals or ground croustillant (maple, honey, sweet potato syrup) combined with any number of complementary spices.


Here are a few ideas:

  • Maple sugar and coriander
  • Ground honey croustillant and gochugaru
  • Turbinado sugar, vinegar powder and black pepper

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