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How to make a citrus twist How to make a citrus twist

How to make a citrus twist

Whether lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit… This popular garnish is an eye-catching way to flavor your cocktail with potent essences contained in citrus peels. You can use a paring knife or Y-shaped vegetable peeler to get neat twists.
Remember: The goal is to get as little pith (the bitter white membrane in contact with the pulp) as possible.

How to make a citrus twist Step 1

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Choose a citrus with a firm peel

How to make a citrus twist Step 2

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Cut out a piece of peel with a knife or peeler

How to make a citrus twist Step 3

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If necessary, remove any excess white pith using a sharp knife and cutting board.

How to make a citrus twist Step 4

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Holding the white part up, twist and pinch the citrus peel over the drink.