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