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MBartender: The MB's Moustache Guide to Lemon Twists

MBartender: The MB's Moustache Guide to Lemon Twists
A well-placed lemon twist is the MB's garnish of choice for a martini and many other cocktails. [See our complete cocktails channel.] Lately we've seen a growing trend of rather bizarre looking ones being floated our way. Here's a simple, yet accurate guide to ensure you're going classic with your twist.

Way Too Wide
"Waiter, there's a toupee floating in my drink!" This thickness for a moustache has long since been socially unacceptable or comically overused .
lemon 1
Inappropriate Size and Placement
Lemon twist meets soul patch. Inappropriate in so many ways.
lemon 2
Too Curly or Thin
Your date just lost all respect for you. Were they out of umbrellas?
lemon 3
Too Much Pith
Way too thick, man. This Magnum P.I. of a twist translates to being too pithy and bitter.
lemon 4
The MB's Choice
Just right. Appropriate thickness. Medium width. A slight curve is fine. Papa would approve.
lemon 5




  • 3 shots rye whiskey (or to taste)
  • 1 sugar cube
  • Peychaud's Bitters
  • quarter shot of Absinthe
  • lemon twist

Soak the sugar cube with the bitters and place in the bottom of a highball glass. Mash with the back of a spoon (or muddler, which we hope has not been used to make a Mojito), add the rye whiskey and fill the glass with ice. Stir for about 30 seconds and then strain into another lowball glass that has been rinsed with Absinthe and filled about halfway with ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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