In this How-to, Mixologist Garn McCown teaches you his tips and tricks for garnishing cocktails. It's one of the most important elements in a well-presented cocktail. Garnishes can come in different forms from bitters to herbs and flowers. Check out Garn's How-To for a look at how he garnishes a cocktail using an orange. Use these techniques to spice up your next dinner party.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Garn McCown worked his way through high school and college at Georgia Tech in restaurants and bars as early as 14-years-old. He began his spirits career in small restaurants, dive bars, and clubs, where he continually strived to learn and grow. This fueled his passion for craft cocktails, quality spirits, and ingredients, and cutting edge techniques. Garn truly began his craft cocktail endeavors at Bluepointe in the Buckhead Financial District of Atlanta, continuing to grow and learn at both high-volume and craft programs with Kimpton Hotels, Seed Kitchen and Bar, Marriott Hotels, The Pool Hall, The Aviary, and Gypsy Kitchen & The Southern Gentleman.