12 Great Non-Traditional Cocktail Garnishes

Because you can do better than Maraschino.
Photo courtesy of Maryse Chevriere
Photo courtesy of Maryse Chevriere

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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