Easy Cocktail Upgrades

Upgrade your home bar with these cheap and easy cocktail ideas from hip mixologists.

By Stacy Adimando, Photo: Yunhee Kim

Yunhee Kim
Garnishes From Your Grocery Bag

1. Swizzle with Pickles
Crack open a jar of pickled veggies, like okra, baby carrots or asparagus spears, in addition to cucumbers. Skewer and leave out for guests to use as edible stirrers.

2. Rim with Fresh Herbs
Rinse and dry fresh herbs completely, then finely chop. Mix them with salt or your favorite ground spice to rim cocktail glasses.

3. Float in Sliced Veggies
Leap beyond lemons and limes: Try thinly sliced vegetables, like fennel in a martini or a firm green tomato in a bloody mary.

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