Bartending Basics: How to Cut Fruit for Garnishes
Cut off both ends of the lemon.
Insert a sharp knife or spoon between the rind and meat of the lemon and carefully separate them.
Cut the rind into strips.
The outside of the lemon is where the flavor lies. When adding a lemon twist to a drink, slowly rim the edge of the glass with the outside of the lemon twist and then drop the twist into the cocktail.