How to Express a Rind

Expressing a lemon, orange or grapefruit peel is the best way to get all of the delicious citrus oils into your drink. A Sazerac would be a two-dimensional snooze-fest without the zing of lemon oil. Here, the best way to express a citrus peel.

Step One

First, zest the citrus. Then, hold the peel with both hands between your thumb and forefinger.

Step Two

Twist the peel over a cocktail.

Step Three

Rub the peel on the rim of the glass for extra flavor. Then drop the peel into the glass as a garnish or discard it.