Short Orders

Dress up your drinks

By Ann Trieger Kurland
August 17, 2011

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With all the specialty liquors and infused syrups available to craft inventive drinks, you may feel compelled to dress up a classic Bloody Mary or martini. The Tipsy Cocktail Stirrers from Sable Rosenfeld (14 skewers for $8) will playfully adorn a drink with skewers that combine four garnishes into one, including a gherkin pickle, a green olive, a slice of red pepper, and a pearl onion. All are bathed in a tangy brine with a hint of garlic and dill. The skewers make a crunchy nibble while you sip. Or use them to assemble a relish tray or garnish a deli or cheese platter. Available at American Provisions, 613 East Broadway, South Boston, 617-269-6100; Haley’s Wine & Spirits, 112 Washington St., Marblehead, 781-631-0169; Schubie’s, 16 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, 781-631-0149; Fruit Center Marketplace, 10 Bassett St., Milton, 617-696-5274 and 79 Water St., Hingham, 781-749-7332.