Lemon Oleo Saccharum
Oleo saccharum is a mixture of citrus peels and sugar that is commonly used in cocktail making. This term comes from Latin, with “oleo” meaning oil (which comes from the lemon peel) and “saccharum” meaning sugar.
In this recipe, we are making Lemon Oleo Saccharum, which means we are using lemon peels to create the syrup. The result is a very flavorful and fragrant syrup that can be used to add a bright, citrusy flavor to cocktails and many other drinks.
Peel 2 lemons, using a vegetable peeler, into a mixing glass. Get as little of the white pitch as possible
Add ¼ cup of sugar
Muddle the lemon peels and sugar with a cocktail pestle, until the sugar is moist and chunky
Add the remaining ¼ cup of sugar. Continue to muddle until the sugar is completely moist
Add 100 ml of hot water, and stir until the sugar has completely dissolved
Cool and strain the liquid into a clean bottle. The lemon oleo saccharum is ready
Enjoy using this syrup to add a bright and citrus flavor to any of your cocktails!
Yield 120 ml
Hot Water100 ml
Fine Mesh Sieve