Blood-Orange Oleo-Saccharum

Blood-Orange Oleo-Saccharum

Oleo-saccharum (the oil released from citrus peel when mixed with sugar) gives punch a deep, rich foundation. I devised this one for the whiskey-based What-You-Will Punch, but it would also work beautifully with rum punch.



    1. Step 1

      Muddle the peels and sugar together in a bowl. Let the mixture rest overnight, covered, at room temperature.
    2. Step 2

      Strain the oil into an airtight container, pressing on the peels to extract as much liquid as possible; the oil produced is the oleo-saccharum. Seal the container, and refrigerate the oil until ready to use. Discard the peels.