In a traditional oleo saccharum, citrus peels (usually lemon) are macerated with sugar to release their oils. To make a strawberry-infused version, we added some chopped berries to a lime-based oleo saccharum, for a sweet-and-zesty syrup that’s perfect for mixing into drinks.
Strawberry oleo saccharum
2 tbsp sugar
Zest from 1 lime
- Muddle everything together in a bowl.
- Let sit for at least an hour (the longer, the better), then strain. Makes 3.5 oz.