How to decorate a cocktail glass


The first thought when preparing a cocktail is to mix a series of ingredients so that the final result offers us an exquisite flavor, we could say that the greatest concern is to take care of the content.

But if you really want to stand out from the rest and become the best bartender, besides the taste, you should pay more attention to details and decorate the cocktail glass in an original way giving it a touch of color.

Sometimes, the decoration is only aesthetic, the purpose is to improve the appearance making it more attractive to the eye. Other times the purpose is to intensify the taste of a cocktail thanks to the decoration. For example, a simple strawberry can give a fruity touch to a great Manhattan.

Classic decorations


They are made from the peel of the lemon or orange. Cut the peel with the circular knife. To give it a spiral shape, twist the skin. Place one end inside the cocktail glass and the rest around or outside. Combines well with fruity cocktails.


You can make them with kiwi, strawberry, lime, orange, lemon or lime. It is important to make them thin and uniform. Make a cut and place them on the edge of the cocktail glass vertically. Perfect for rum, gin and vodka cocktails.

Parisian balls

They are made with melon, watermelon or papaya. The little balls are made with the little spoon called “parisien”. Ideal for cocktails with acid touches.

Cherries, olives, spring onions

You can stick the fruit or pickles on skewers and rest them on the rim of the cocktail glass, especially if the drink is clear. You can also use strawberries, berries, strawberries, etc.


Original decorations

From Monouso we will give you some ideas to decorate original cocktail glasses. The decorations must be prepared before mixing the cocktail. The basic decoration includes maraschino cherries, slices or segments or citrus peel, olives, spring onions, celery stems..

Chocolate-covered strawberries

Dip some strawberries in chocolate. Once they have solidified, make a vertical cut and place them on the edge of the glass.

Original ice cubes

Stuff some ice cube trays with berries, mint or mint, citrus juice, grapes or pieces of fruit. You will also have perfect ice cubes if you fill them with liquor or wine.

Flower or spice aromas

In addition to the typical mint or spearmint leaves, a good option are stalks of celery, cinnamon, pepper and even flowers or their petals.

Tropical glasses

If you have chosen to make a tropical cocktail like a piña colada or a strawberry or watermelon cocktail, the best original cocktail glasses will be the empty fruit itself: coconut, watermelon or pineapple.

Tips for decorating a cocktail

  • If you use fruit to decorate, rub the rim of the glass with the fruit itself.
  • The fruit flavour will be more intense.
  • Decorate your cocktails in an attractive way, never exaggerate.
    In cocktails with thick ingredients such as milk, cream or cream, sprinkle cinnamon, chocolate shavings, nutmeg, etc.
  • If you border the glass with salt, put it on a flat plate and impregnate the rim of the glass with lemon juice and then the salt. The salt will adhere better to the glass.
  • If you border it with sugar, do the same. In this case the border can be moistened with grenadine, curasao, mint or whatever you like.

If you are looking to impress your guests with the best cocktails, in our Monouso website you can choose from a large selection of everything you need to succeed. Among other products you will find: stirrers, glasses, decorations, and a long etcetera. Shall we toast?

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