At first when Fresh Origins offered to send me over a pack of their crystal cocktail rimmers I didn't exactly jump at the idea since sugared glasses remind me of bad cocktail bars, but then when I took closer look at the intriguing flavor line-up they have I couldn't resist! I enjoy the chance to add flavor elements to otherwise simple cocktails through the use of bitters and I figured these herbal/floral sugar crystals in flavors like fennel and cilantro could serve a similar purpose.
For this Friday's cocktail post, I whipped up three different drinks using the rose petal, fennel and basil crystals. Of course I love how all of these turned out, but the refreshing Garden Tonic using the basil crystals was by far my favorite. You could easily substitute champagne in the place of the tonic for this one if you wanna get a bit more fancy with it.