Orange peel is the outer colored layer of the skin of the [ingredient=orange orange], which, like all hesperide fruits, is thick, bumpy, and studded with oil-producing glands. Commonly used in both cooking and baking, orange peel can also be candied, used as a garnish, or expressed over the top of a cocktail to provide an aromatic punch to the drink. If the orange peel is cut into small pieces, especially with a citrus zester, it is usually referred to as zest.
An orange spiral is a long twist of orange peel, typically cut using a channel knife. Orange spirals are almost always used as a garnish, and can be hung from the rim of a cocktail glass in a decorative fashion.
Orange oil is made up of almost 90% limonene, a monoterpene aromachemical with a typical orange aroma. There are also small amounts of Bergaptene and Myrcene as well.
Some popular cocktails containing Orange peel
- A Beer And A Smoke — Lager, Mezcal, Lime juice, Hot sauce, Salt, Celery salt, Black pepper, Lime zest, Orange peel
- Cosmopolitan Milk Punch — Vodka, Tawny port, Triple sec, Tonic water, Cranberry juice, Milk, Lime juice, Sugar, Star anise, Bay leaf, Clove, Pomegranate molasses, Orange peel, Grapefruit peel, Cardamom
- The Civil Litigation — Brandy, Aquavit, Licor 43, Averna, Grapefruit bitters, Caperitif, Orange peel
- Viva Alberti — Sparkling white wine, Strega, Cognac, Orange bitters, Cappelletti Aperitivo, Lemon juice, Orange peel
- High Chicago — Apricot eau-de-vie, Mastika, Pineau des Charentes, Curaçao, Suze, Kummel, Orange peel
- Dark Trilogy — Amargo-Vallet, Pedro Ximénez Sherry, Fernet Vallet, Orange peel
- Baltic Black Negroni — Aquavit, Black Balsams, Mirto, Orange bitters, Orange peel
- Pickwick Club — Pineapple rum, Overproof rum, Allspice Dram, Bitters, Absinthe, Passion fruit syrup, Vanilla syrup, Orange peel
- New Jersey Transit — Bourbon, Bitters, Orange bitters, Apple cider, Demerara syrup, Orange peel
- Witch Hazel — Pumpkin Seasonal Spirit, Trifecta Bitters, Brown Sugar Simple syrup, Orange peel