Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Manners: Lemon & Lime Garnishes

Rule # 128: Don't Drop the Garnish

When a customer requests to have a lemon or lime added to their drink, it is because they would like to actually taste a hint of lemon or lime. It is not for decoration or to watch the wedge swim around with the ice cubes. So either place the garnish on the rim of the drink so she can crush it herself, or squeeze the slice into the drink for her (using one hand as a squirt shield), and then drop it into the cocktail. Otherwise the customer will be forced to fish it out with her fingers or straw to get the drink the way she wants it, providing unintentional entertainment for her companions.

1 comment:

  1. Seriously! Thanks for this one. I thought garnish was supposed to be presented as an optional additive. I'm tired of requesting more napkins.