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How to Make a Lemon Twist - CHOW Tip

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Uploaded on Oct 20, 2008

It's not just about a pretty twist of lemon peel; it's about the lemon zest and the citrusy oil, and all of that nestling in your glass and interacting with your cocktail's ingredients, says CHOW.

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What you see at most bars is a Channel Knife or what we call a Zester. Why do we have it? So we can make the perfect lemon twist. Grab the lemon. Hold it right over the cocktail glass. Like a gun, the barrel pointed into the glass and pull gently. You see the oil shooting over and around and drop it in. If you don't have one of these pretty twist makers at home find yourself a potato peeler. Grab your lemon and, again, the same way. Hold it against it, right over the glass, squeeze it, rub it around and drop it right in. It may not be as pretty but it gets the job done.

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