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Home Bar Boot Camp: 9 Essential Techniques to Master

On first glance, strips of citrus peel — citrus twists — may seem all style and no substance, but don't write off the surprisingly easy technique just yet. These elegant additions add a note of aromatic citrus oils to whatever drink they touch; just remember to twist the twist over the cocktail glass, or rub the outside of the peel around the rim to infuse the most flavor. To y-peeler to remove strips of citrus peel.

Practice the technique with: A French 75 or a negroni.

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