When working with cocktails that could use a boost of citrus flavor, this often means adding a twist, wheel, or wedge, but it's high time we put citrus cutouts on the go-to list. Not only are they adorable, but they also suffuse drinks with a punch of aromatic oils.
We learned just how impressive yet easy this garnish is to make, thanks to an SF Chefs cocktail mixers seminar. The trick? Have a set of aspic cutters ($12) at the ready. Remove a swath of citrus rind using a vegetable peeler, stamp out shapes with the cutters, add a few to a cocktail glass, then ooh and aah at your handiwork as you enjoy your drink.