How to make your cocktails picture worthy

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Mrs Riot suggests pitchers and pictures go hand in hand, here’s how…

Social media has evolved to become an efficient self-marketing tool for individuals and businesses alike. Through uploading aesthetically pleasing content to sharing stories across platforms, there has never been an easier and more affordable way of promoting your venue.

For bars, it’s customers capturing images of their drinks and posting them on their timelines – tagging venues to remember a good night out. This encourages others to visit, reaching hundreds of people in a matter of hours, quicker than any other form of advertising.

Want to drive more traffic to your website? Want to make your cocktails look insta-worthy without the London prices? Then look no further because Nick Zuppar, proprietor of Mrs Riot, has five simple steps to making your cocktails look as good as they taste.

  1. Leaves

This could be anything from herbs (like Mint, Rosemary and Thyme) to pineapple fronds and micro herbs. The herbs add a little extra flavour, while pineapple leaves can create an exotic appeal.

  • Flowers

Edible flowers can be a pleasant touch to the presentation of the cocktail. Mrs Riots use rose petals, violas and a few other edible flowers dependent upon seasonal availability. It is very important to check that the flowers are safe for human consumption.

  • Rims

A rim on a glass doesn’t always have to be salt like when used for a Margarita. Hundreds and thousands can make an interesting addition to a glass, as does edible glitter or paint.

  • Peels

Fruit peels not only provide a visible layer to a cocktail, but also an aromatic one too. Citrus peels like lemon and orange can be used to add an element of colour to the cocktail.

  • Candy /objects

Sugar sugar and more sugar!!! Sweets can make a welcome edible addition to a cocktail, such as traditional rhubarb and custard, which elicits childhood memories!

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