Grapefruit peel is a flavorful ingredient that is commonly used in the production of a wide range of alcoholic beverages, particularly gin and other citrus-flavored spirits. The peel of the grapefruit is the outer layer of the fruit, which is removed and dried to create a potent and aromatic flavoring agent.
Grapefruit peel has a bright, zesty, and slightly bitter flavor with hints of sweetness and a distinctive citrus aroma. It is a popular choice for adding a refreshing and tangy note to gin, particularly when combined with other botanicals such as juniper berries, coriander seeds, and angelica root.
Due to its high volatility, the peels are packaged in airtight sealable bags to ensure freshness and longevity.