Many martinis and some cocktails call for a sugar or salt rim. To get professional results, you need to get a glass rimmer – similar to what’s used by most bars, pubs and restaurants. Once you have one, it will become just as valuable as a good martini shaker.
A glass rimmer is a bar accessory used to apply salt or sugar to the rim of a glass. It usually consists of one or more shallow discs. One of the disks will have a sponge used to moisten the rim of the glass. The other discs can be filled with either the rimming salt or sugar. Glass rimmers are usually compact and can be slid open and closed. They can be purchased at quality kitchen accessory stores.