Glass Rimmmer Guide
A simple, handy, and compact product, the Glass Rimmer (also known as a Salt Rimmer) is an indispensable tool for any bar. But its full potential can be easily overlooked. This short guide and video will cover the basics to help you decide which model and which salts and sugars might suit your needs best.
Two Tier Salt Rimmer
When you need the basic standby.
Three Tier Salt Rimmer
Great for salt plus an extra!
Five Tier "Flower" Salt Rimmer
Diversity wins customers.
Salt Rimmer Garnish Center
All-in-one bartending station.
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Determine what you need.
This might sound obvious, but it's easy to be under-prepared and over-prepared. Not having enough rimmers or options can increase wait times and frustrate employees, while having too many unused rimming options available can waste product.
Practice makes perfect.
Obviously you have to rim the glass before mixing your drink, but you'll soon find out how easy it is to mess up a pretty edge of salt with sloppy pouring. Be careful, steady, and splash free.
Mix up your glassware
Just as it's getting more commonplace to see cocktail ("martini") glasses rimmed with sugar, there's an increase in rimmed drinks using standard tumblers, hurricane glasses, as well as smaller rocks and shooter glasses. (Shot of tequila anyone?)
Clean your rimmers!
While it might be tempting to store away your unused salts and sugars, the entire unit should be gently washed at the end of the day and between refilling. Don't forget replace those old lime sponges.
Nothing sticks like honey.
Lime juice will always be best for salt, and while it works for sugar, honey really compliments the sweetness. And if you're adding graham cracker crumbs or sprinkles to your dessert drinks, and coconut flakes to your pina coloadas, give honey a try! Delicious and practical.
Keep an eye on trends!
Specialty margaritas, fruity martinis, and dessert cocktails are getting so popular it's hard to find the basics on some menus. Providing a diverse selection of rimming accents is attractive and helps push your drinks into higher pricing tiers.