Salt and sugar rimmers have been used to decorate glasses for various cocktails with beautiful glistening crystals. They add an aesthetic and an extra flavor to complete the drink. It’s made of a plastic material with a compact design that is easy to store.
Why Salt the Rim of a Glass?
Salt counters the bitterness and the sourness of the drink. Drinks like margarita and sidecars are made of strong alcohol and citrus flavors. The salt adds a good offset for the acidity and sharpness.
How to Use a Salt Rimmer
A salt/ sugar rimmer comes with at least two compartments: lime juice and salt. The lime juice compartment comes with a sponge to absorb the liquids. This is used to wet the rim and become an adhesive for salt or sugar.
You can also use honey as an adhesive if you don’t like the bitterness of lime. After coating the rim, just place the glass on top of the salt and twist it back and forth to get an even coating.