Master Class: Summertime Chi Cocktail

Updated: Aug 14

Citrus peels + sugar = whoa! I heard that it means Latin for “oil sugar,” oleo saccharum is one of those secret ingredients in classic cocktails at amazing bars. Orange, grapefruit, lime, pomelo - doesn't matter which one. Heck, combine them for a flavor explosion. Find organic citrus if you can, and scrub the heck out if it before peeling. I love oleo saccharum in a brunch worthy French 75 (Champagne and Gin?!? Hello!) or even on pancakes and buttery biscuits.


Now that I have your attention let me tell you why I enjoy this simple and refreshing beverage after a busy day at the shop. Because drankin is my hobby! And when I grow up I wanna be a Professional Cocktail Artistè (yeah I made that up)



#TheCakeLady enjoying #SummertimeChi in the garden.

The secret to this recipe is the magic that happens when you plan ahead and make magic with Oleo saccharum. A simple ingredient that will elevate all of your mixed drinks and custom bakes.


 

Your List of Ingredients

  • For the Oleo Sacrum

  • 1 cup citrus peels, stripped with a vegetable peeler

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar


  • For the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey - I like rye

  • 3/4 ounce Olio Saccharum (see above)

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1 egg white or 1oz Aquafaba (chick pea brine/water)


  • Step 1: Let’s Get Started - Oleo Saccharum- Make Ahead

  1. Combine the citrus peels and sugar in a zip bag. Remove the air from the bag. Massage together

  2. Let it do its thing for at least 5 hours and up to 24 hours. Feel free to massage every once in awhile.

  3. Strain out the citrus peels and store the liquid in the fridge for up to a couple weeks. I use the peels for garnish.


Step 2: Putting it all together - Whisky Sour

  • 2 ounces of your favorite whiskey - I like rye

  • 3/4 ounce Olio Saccharum (see above)

  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

  • 1 egg white or 1oz Aquafaba (Chick pea brine/water)

Combine ingredients in a shaker and dry shake about 15 seconds. Add ice to your shaker and shake again as normal. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

 

Enjoy in the yard with barefoot with your feet in a patch of grass. Did you try it? Let the Cake Lady know what you think.