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Tony Abou-Ganim

the genius: Tony Abou-Ganim
Mixologist, Author
The Modern Mixologist
Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo © Tim Turner Photography

the inspiration: I've been an advocate of never overlooking the importance of the garnish — it's an ingredient in the cocktail. A lot of drinks these days stand up on their own, however, especially those with egg-white foams. For example, if you decide to serve a well-made sexy bachelorette party cocktail sans garnish, I think it would still look and perform beautifully naked, just like a bridesmaid on a wedding night.