One easy way to take a homemade cocktail from good to pro is to rim the glass. It’s a beautiful presentation and also a great way to add a hit of extra flavor. While the classic example is salt around a margarita, chef Tim Love is a big fan of rimming margaritas with his “bad ass” spice rub (find out more about that in this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips). Here, six more sweet, savory and spicy ideas for rimming a cocktail glass.
1. Ancho Chile Powder
Spicy chile powder is a delicious foil to watermelon-based drinks, like this refreshing tequila cocktail.
2. Lime Salt
For an upgrade on a margarita’s usual salt rim, try muddling the salt with grated lime zest. It’s especially terrific with this spicy, jalapeño-infused margarita.