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Photographing cold drinks like cocktails can be challenging. There are reflections, melting ice, and condensation to deal with, not to mention unforeseen lighting issues and wilting garnishes. Fortunately, once you understand how to light them and have a few pro tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be able to instantly improve your drink photos!

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Last updated: February 9, 2021 This photo garnish guide will take you through five simple but beautiful cocktail garnishes that you can easily make at home, no matter your skill level. We’ll cover how to create them, some pro tips for making them look perfect every time, as well as what kind of drinks go …

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Welcome to The Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups: Part Three! In Part One, we covered the basics of simple syrups and storing them, in Part Two we started exploring flavored simple syrups made with fruits and herbs, like grenadine. Now we’re going to go even deeper, and explore more flavored cocktail syrups including: orgeat, spice …

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In Part One of the Ultimate Guide to Cocktail Syrups, we went over the basics of simple syrup, including how to make demerara and honey syrups, and how to best store cocktail syrups. Now we’ll cover flavored cocktail syrups, including the classic cocktail staple, grenadine. We’ll also go over some basic rules of thumb you …

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One of things I get questions about all the time is how to take better cocktail photos for Instagram. Being a photographer and having studied fine art photography in college, it’s something I’m always excited to help people with! The following photography crash course is an excerpt from my new Ultimate Guide to Instagram Growth.

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