When you want to infuse your drink with an extra zing of lemon, try an easy and elegant lemon curl. A curl, or a twist, is a classic cocktail garnish adding flavor, aroma and style to your drink, without diluting its flavor, but it’s just as welcome on your glass of iced tea, or even your dessert! Our Lemon Velvet Cream Cake looks lovely garnished with a couple of lemon curls.
How to Make Lemon Curls
Wash your lemon well. Take your channel knife and, beginning at the end of the fruit, press it into the lemon until you pierce just the yellow outer rind. Run the knife along the surface of the lemon, working your way around the fruit, until you have a curl of your desired size. If you want your curl to be extra curly, roll it up and place it inside a drinking straw for a few minutes.