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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Jul 6, 2017


In this episode, we’ll acquaint ourselves with the magical world of citrus in all its tart, tangy glory.

Most people are familiar with the use of citrus in their favorite cocktails, whether that’s the orange peel garnish in your Old Fashioned, the squeeze of lime in your Mojito, or the pucker of lemon in a classic whiskey sour.

But have you ever stopped to think about why we put citrus in our drinks? What role does it play? What would cocktails taste like without it?

I’m gonna begin today by taking you through the history and science of citrus, and then give you some excellent bar hacks to help you bring your citrus game to the next level. Specifically, we’ll talk seasonality, how to select your citrus, and best practices for peeling and juicing.

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