How to Flame an Orange Peel

Andy Shows You How to Flame an Orange Peel.

Flaming the orange peel is not at all difficult, but to do it well requires some practice. Don’t worry too much about warming the peel, as Dale DeGroff says, if you warm it for more than a second, it starts looking like a science project. Just make sure you cut a nice large piece from a navel or seville orange so that there’s lots of oil in the skin. Use a wooden match but let the sulfur burn off before you bring the match near the orange slice (or near the drink). Then squeeze the peel firmly and quickly. That’s it.