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Orange Garnish

Slices

* Wash oranges thoroughly.
* Cut oranges in half crosswise.
* Cut 6 mm thick slices crosswise from each of the orange halves.

Half Moons

* Wash oranges thoroughly.
* Cut oranges in half crosswise.
* Cut 6 mm thick slices crosswise from each of the orange halves.
* Cut orange slices in half again to form half moon shaped slices.
* Make a small cut in the middle of the half moon.
* Place it on the rim of the glass.

Twists

* Start with a half moon orange slice.
* Make cuts in the slice from center out to edge and barely through the skin.
* Twist each cut end in opposite directions to form an orange twist.
* Serve on the side of a glass or in it.

Cartwheels

* Wash oranges thoroughly.
* Before cutting the orange into slices cut notches lengthwise using a zesting tool.
* Hold the orange in one hand and pull the zesting tool from one end to the other, cutting a notch in the skin.
* Continue to cut lenghtwise notches from the rest of the orange with 4 mm (approx.) spacing.
* Cut the notched orange into slices and display on the rim of the glass.

Zest

Orange zest is the peel of the orange except the white part. Use a knife or vegetable peeler to carefully peel only the orang part off. Then either finely chop or slice or squeeze to bring the orange oils over the drink before placing it in it or you can use strips of peel and carefully tie each strip into a knot.

Flamed Zest

Very simple procedure that imparts a very aromatic citrus flavor to your drinks making a good use of the orange zest in cocktails with related to ingredients. Take the zest with one hand and the lighted match with the other. Spray the oils of the zest onto the drink while you put the fire close to it, you will see little sparks, literally. Drop the zest in for bigger flavor.

Spiral

To make a spiral of citrus peel, use a parer or vegetable peeler to cut away the skin, working in a circular motion. Take care not to cut into the bitter pith. Or you can also use a zester to get a fine, long zest and then twirl it around a stirrer, that way the zest will take the spiral shape, once you release it.

Wedges

* Wash oranges thoroughly.
* Cut off the ends of the orange
* Slice orange lengthways into 6 or 8 wedges
* Cut a slit in the middle so you can place it on the glass.

Orange slices are combined with cherries on many drinks. The combination is nicknamed "garbage" or "flag it."