14 07 2009

Citrus Fruit
When we talk about the fruits which’s we need to use as flavoring agent, we can’t forget these type of fruit…Citrus! Yes, we can say citrus is the most wanted fruits behind the bar. Every and each single drink we need citrus to involved! No matter as balancer or garnish. We need lemon to paired with sugar, and so…..

The story about citrus we can start when It was fifteenth century when citrus enter to Europe. In the sixth and seventh centuries, Muslim armies overran a vast territory stretching from India to Spain; orange and other citrus trees decorate their trail. Arab traders introduced further varieties of citrus fruits to Europe in the Middle Ages. The Portuguese introduced a variety of sweet orange from India which quickly replaced a bitter form. Then in 1635, the Chinese orange landed in Lisbon and succeeded the Portugal orange as the European favourite. These better-flavoured introductions encouraged the expansion of orange consumption and cultivation in Europe. Below, mentioned some of the citrus and their characteristic which’s useful to us to mix with drink. As we know citrus juice brought freshness and sharpness to drinks.
Cut Citrus

It’s a large seedless fruit, that’s juicy and sweet with thick skins that make it easy to peel and section for eating. The fruit juice is mild, balanced sweet-sour. The peel is strongly aromatic, with a pleasant, sweet odour, but a bitter taste. Orange peel is similar to lemon peel, capable of softening other taste impressions. In the drink we used to mix it as a juice or Whole fruit.

Tangerine is the common name for a variety of Mandarin orange. The mandarin orange is native to southeastern Asia and has been widely cultivated in orange-growing regions of the world. The tangerine resembles the orange but is smaller and oblate in shape and has a more pungent odor, a thinner rind, It has a food value comparable to that of the orange, but the fruit is more delicate and subject to damage in handling.

Grapefruit comes in many varieties, determinable by color, which is caused by the pigmentation of the fruit in respect of both its state of ripeness and genetic bent The most popular varieties cultivated today are red, white, and pink hues, referring to the inside, pulp color of the fruit. Grapefruit is also said to be one of the “seven wonders of Barbados”.
Its high vitamin C content also promotes the synthesis of new collagen, helping improve skin tone. It also improves blood circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system to drain toxins from the body. Some of the cocktail like Salty dog, Greyhound, sea breeze, etc they used to put grapefruit into the ingredient.

The name lemon was originated from Arabic limun and Persian limun through Old Italian and Old French limone. Lemons are also known for their sourness, because of the tart flavor. The best way to enjoy lemon is mix lemon juice with Sugar syrup and cold still or sparkling water.

Limes are often used to accent the flavors of foods and beverages. usually smaller than lemon but lime has Higher acidity than lemon and a great source of vitamin c. Deep tart flavor, lime is valued both for the acidity of its juice and the floral aroma of its zest. Same with lemon taste, lime compliment with sugar syrup to make it balance.

by Tarjoe,
July 14, 2009




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