November 10, 2022
The following directions will teach you how to make a lemon twist, but you can apply the same technique to most citrus fruit! Try out our step by step instructions below, but once you complete it, we suggest playing with your citrus peels and seeing where your creativity leads you! There are so many shapes and styles you can make with the peel. Try running the peel along the rim for an added zest to drinks that are made with citrus. It is an easy way to add complexity!
Pictured: Negroni - use a marigold in combination with an orange twist
We aren't sure what is cuter, the cocktail picks or miniature skewers of fruit, but who doesn't love getting a beverage with a tasty little colorful morsel? Of course the classic maraschino cherry is the most famous of them all, but don't stop there. Honestly, there are no limits to fruit that you can use with a cocktail pick. Here are some that we recommend below.
For an old fashioned add an orange wheel and cherries on a cute cocktail pick!
Mojito's an others - muddle mint at the bottom and add sprigs of mint and other herbs
Champagne flute served with a lemon twist and lavender to add a floral note for the nose.
Choose your vegetable, such as a cucumber, carrot, mango, or anything that can provide a long flat surface. Using a sharp peeler, remove the peel, until you have the desired width of your ribbon. Often, ribbons are made to a thickness so that the edge is lined with the peel, but the center is just the fruit or vegetable.
Create a thin long ribboned strip of vegetable or fruit. Next, using a cocktail pick, pierce the ribboned fruit back and forth to create a wavy effect.
You can also roll it in a spiral, do this gently as to not "break" the ribbon, and then pierce it from the side. This can create a beautiful flower effect!
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