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How to Make Lemon Spirals (drink garnish)

This easy method for creating lemon spirals perk up any cocktail or drink. They can be kept in the refridgerator on the ready for entertaining.

Course Cocktails, Cocktail Syrup
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon cocktail garnish, lemon curls, lemon spiral
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10 spirals per lemon approximately
Calories 3 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • Lemons
  • Supplies: sharp knife , toothpicks, bowl or jar


  1. Select unblemished lemons.

  2. Slice the ends off a lemon to create a flat surface.
  3. Make one slice down the length of the lemon. Gently separate the peel from the inner fruit of the lemon.
  4. Gently roll the peel lengthwise to form a tight spiral (leave no space between the layers). Insert 2 toothpicks on either end to secure the lemon peel.
  5. Place in water in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  6. Remove from the water and remove the toothpicks. Slice into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Uncoil and place into a drink or hand off the side of a glass.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Lemon Spirals (drink garnish)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.