12 Great Non-Traditional Cocktail Garnishes

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Because you can do better than Maraschino.
Bacon garnish on the Bloody Mary at Beaver's Ice House in Houston

Photo courtesy of Maryse Chevriere

Bacon garnish on the Bloody Mary at Beaver's Ice House in Houston

Citrus wedges, twists, olives. Pineapple rings, strawberry halves, Maraschino cherries. A plain salt rim. As far as cocktail garnishes go, they're all pretty standard.

Not that there's anything wrong with the classics, but we've been witnessing an exciting trend of cocktail programs experimenting with more out-of-the-box garnishes. From candied bacon to a freshly shucked oyster on the half shell, here are a few drinks with creative garnishes worth taking note of.

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