Zesting with citrus is the perfect way to finish any cocktail with flair. It adds aromatic expression, creates a beautiful visual and transforms your drink into a multisensory experience.
The key to zesting is to get the peel without the pith, which adds bitterness. You can use a wide peeler or a knife with some flex, but many professionals prefer a channel knife for creating long pieces that you can then twist. Remove a four-inch-long piece, squeeze over the cocktail to release oils, then twist.
You’ll have something long, beautiful and colourful that looks great in a glass.
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