How to Make a Fruit Flag Cocktail Garnish
A simple maraschino cherry makes a decent garnish, but if you want to step up your Tom Collins or Whiskey Sour game, try another traditional garnish for sour drinks: a fruit flag. Here, how to make a fruit flag garnish.
Maraschino cherry, with its stem
Orange or lemon wheel
Cut a wheel from an orange or a lemon and then cut the wheel in half.
Slide the skewer through the pith of one side of the half wheel …
… then through the cherry …
… then through the pith on the other side of the half wheel. The lemon or orange should look like it’s holding the cherry.
Set the skewer across the rim of a glass.