Make your drink perfectly personal with an added garnish.

There are many ways to make a drink your own. Multiple variations, twists, innovations and modifications to be made. But the only way to truly make a drink your own is the garnish. You must garnish!

And what’s the best garnish? Why, it’s zest!

Fresh zest packs a wallop of flavour that little else can match. In fact one of the easiest ways to infuse a citrus flavour is to add zest. Complex in flavour, the volatile and aromatic oils found in the zest contain floral and tangy tones as well as a slight, sophisticated bitterness, all of which perfectly underscore any citrus notes present in your drink.

Don’t stop with orange, lemon and lime though, all citrus fruits offer something special when it comes to the zesting world. Tangerines and blood oranges offer exquisitely flowery aromas, while the zest of grapefruits yield a wonderfully complex zest.

So how do you add the perfect zest to your drink of choice? Take a look at the video below and find out.

Now you know how to create the perfect garnish all you need to do is get mixing. How about trying it with a Cosmopolitan?

The Cosmopolitan

2 Parts Absolut Citron
1 Part Lime Juice
1 Part Orange Liqueur
½ Part Cranberry Juice
1 Orange

How to mix: Pour all the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake to mix and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass before garnishing with perfectly flamed orange zest.