Whenever possible, use only fresh fruit
before using. Fruit can be cut in wedge
s or in slice
s. If slices are used, they should be cut about one quarter inch thick and slit
toward the center to fix the slice on the rim
of the glass
. Make sure your garnish
es are fresh and cold as well.
When mixing drinks containing fruit juice
s, always pour the liquor
fruit juice before using them to ensure freshness
and good taste
. Avoid artificial
and [concentrated substitutes.
s call for a twist of lemon
peel, rub a narrow strip
of peel around the rim of the glass to deposit
on it. Then twist the peel so that the oil will drop into the drink (one drop is sufficient
). Then drop the peel into the glass. The lemon oil
gives added character
to the cocktail
, which many folks prefer.
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