A garnish like the wings of Hermes

Okay so the title may sound a little bit melodramatic.

  
Nonetheless, I like the style of this simple lemon garnish.

  
I first saw it in the Skylon bar in London’s southbank.

  
It’s very easy to put together. Once you’ve squeezed your lemon peel into the martini glass (remember why this is important) cut it into an elongated diamond shape.

  
Cut a long slit down the middle.

  
Bend it so that the slit opens and place it onto the rim of the glass – and there you go.

You could leave it at that…

  
Or, if you want a fancy loop, cut an additional hole in the top end of one of the corners.

  
Fold the other corner through this smaller hole and you’ve got yourself a little loop garnish.

It’s very simple.

  
But perhaps just a little bit more elegant than the likes of this.

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