Cocktail Sugars – Decorating Your Sparkling Cocktail
6th October 2021
Talk about going back to the ’50s and ’60s, these Cocktail Rims remind me of the reel-to-reel tapes and inside is a Cocktail maker’s dream, The Salted Rim Co has created some classic and new flavoured rims, from sugar to salt, even including a Bloody Mary and their new Santa Baby rim soon to be available.
Today I want to put them to the test, are they a novelty product or do they really deliver on an enhanced Cocktail experience?
The Salty Rim Co. was founded by husband and wife team, David & Victoria, two lovers of cocktails, wanting to add to the ultimate experience by creating something tasty and entertaining.
Now let’s get down to the fun part, I’ve picked out two of their rims to experiment with, their Bronze Dust and their special Santa Baby Sugar, both Cocktails consisted of the same Franciacorta, Italian Sparkling Wine made using the Classic (Champagne) Method, the Bronze Dust also included Ratafia and the Santa Baby included Cherry Juice
Bronze Dust – The bronze dust complements the Franciacorta very nicely, along with the honey flavours coming through from the rim, the honey adds an extra sweetness from the already sweetish Franciacorta, the Ratafia with its prunes in syrup and faint oak flavours works nicely when combined with the bronze dust which has a sweetness to it, but more on an expensive delicate bite-size treat level.
Santa Baby – Cherry Juice, Sparkling Wine and this new Santa Baby sugar rim come together and creates a festive vibe which makes me think of Christmas, the fizzy cherry Juice which is already sweet in flavour, combined with the candy-cane flavour from the Santa Baby sugar rim, create a really nice afternoon cocktail to enjoy with family and friends around an open fire opening presents.
The flavours of the Sugar Rims worked really well with the Cocktails, they bestowed new flavours and enhanced some existing ones, although they have great style points, they also add to the overall tasting experience and for that reason, I look forward to using them again for future Cocktails, I am very satisfied with the quality of Salted Rim and look forward to what they deliver in the future.
The Salted Rim Collection:
#1 Classic Margarita Cocktail Slat
#2 Citrus Cocktail Slat
#3 Chilli & Lime Cocktail Salt
#4 Bloody Mary Brim Trim
#5 Best Of British Cocktail Sugar
#6 Mint Cocktail Sugar
#7 Summer Pink Cocktail Sugar
#8 Summer Blue Cocktail Sugar
#9 Brazen Red Cocktail Sugar
#10 Sunshine Yellow Cocktail Sugar
#11 Bronze Cocktail Dust
#12 Santa Baby Cocktail Sugar
Each tin contains 100g of sugar, salt, or dust and each tin also comes with a coaster for you to place your Cocktail on, I thought this was a nice touch and a welcome bonus. Each tin will cost you £9.99 and if you buy 3 or more, you get free shipping, for the price.
I am glad that these Sugar, Salt and Dust rims from Salted Rim have been brought to market, it is a great business idea to package unique flavours to be able to add an extra touch to your Cocktails, each tin delivers on their flavours perfectly, they will have 12 flavours available to purchase very soon, and hopefully even more next year, the more flavours they create the better, they have some classics like Margarita and Bloody Mary, some simple ones like Citrus and Mint which many people will enjoy and some creative ones like Best Of British and Santa Baby which go outside the box and that’s where I think they can really thrive, the more unique flavours they create, the more I’ll be returning to see how I can expand my Cocktail making ingredients.
WSET 2 Journalist focused on sharing Champagne and Sparkling Wine reviews and cocktails to the world.