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Citrus Confit

When I sip an Old Fashioned, I can’t help but conjure images of Mad Men, 19th century America, and the fall of prohibition. While this cocktail has been around since the 1800s, it’s hard to classify it as, well, old. Nearly two centuries later, and the trendiest bars across the country are still serving this distinguished libation—or putting their own riff on the original. The Artisans wanted in!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person


  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • salt
  • sugar


  • Remove the rinds from all of the fruit. Dice the rinds and submerge them in a pot with heavily salted water (2:1 salt to water ratio). Bring just to a boil.
  • Set the rinds aside and clean the pot. Add the rinds back in, and cover them with water and sugar (1:1 sugar to water ratio). Slowly simmer until it yields a thick jam-like consistency. Cool.
Keyword Citrus, Old Fashioned