The Zest Factor: Get Creative with Citrus Zest

Zest is a powerhouse of flavour. Whether you’re using lemon, lime, orange, or something more exotic, it’s packed with aromatic oils and adds brightness and complexity. It might seem like a small detail, but it can be the difference between a good cocktail and a memorable one! By exploring creative ways to use zest, bartenders can unlock a world of flavour possibilities and take their cocktails to new heights. So, here are some ideas for getting the most out of zest.

Zester and Canale Cutter

Twist Garnish

This is the most classic use of zest.  A simple twist of zest which is dropped into a drink, looks pretty and adds a burst of citrus aroma.

Zest Rim

Moisten the rim of the glass with a fruit wedge, then dip it into a mixture of grated zest and sugar or salt, for a subtle or punchy and unique drinking experience.



Add zest to a bottle of vodka, gin, or any other spirit, and let it sit for a few days to infuse. Strain out the zest before using the infused spirit in your cocktails for an extra hit of citrus goodness.


Heat equal parts water and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Add zest strips and let it steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain out the zest and refrigerate the syrup. This can add sweetness and acidity to a wide range of cocktails, from margaritas to whiskey sours.


Combine zest-infused syrup with egg whites and a dash of juice, then shake vigorously without ice. Strain the mixture into a whipped cream dispenser and charge it with nitrous oxide cartridges, for a luxurious finishing touch.

A Spritz of Zest

For a refreshing burst of citrus, spritz a fine mist of zest oil over the surface of your finished cocktails using a small atomiser or spray bottle.


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