Zests are thin strips of citrus fruit peel that are peeled off with the help of a peeler. It is important to use only the upper peel, which is free of bitter substances, and not the white lower peel. Make sure that the fruit is untreated and washed thoroughly. The zests are used to flavour the surface of the drink and give it the final touch. The term “twists” refers to a twisted peel.
Drinks are spritzed with zest by placing the zest on the side, slightly above the drink, and squeezing the zest between the fingers – this allows the essential oils in the peel of the citrus fruit to escape.