Strawberry Petals on an Apple Triangle Make the Perfect Garnish
This seasonal decoration is suitable for many classic cocktails to which it adds a delicate touch of natural freshness. To ensure the apple triangle and strawberry petals are very fresh, they must be prepared to order.
Hull the strawberry then cut lengthways into two halves, then into four. Using a knife, make an incision into the strawberry quarter toward the center without cutting all the way through. Carefully remove the blade. Turn the strawberry quarter and make a similar incision on the opposite side so as to form a bevelled right angle. Create as many strawberry petals as possible in this way.
Pick up the strawberry petals using the side of the blade and attach them to the apple triangle.
Using a cocktail stick, pierce the apple and affix a head of fresh basil. Place the decoration on the edge of the glass using both hands.
Images by Loran Dhérines