Quick Sips: Lime juice offers an acidic, citrusy, sweet flavor.
Applications: Lime juice is a key element to several cocktails. In some, like Daiquiris and Margaritas, the lime juice forms a key flavor base. In others, like a Penicillin, lime juice serves primarily to add acidity.
- Lime Juice must be fresh. Pre-bottled juice does not taste even remotely close.
- Lime juice spoils. Keep it refrigerated for a couple days max.
- Be careful of lime varieties. You want good, ol’ fashioned limes. Key Limes offer a much sweeter taste. Plus, they are smaller and you must juice many more.
- Buy a decent metal press. The plastic variety will break quickly with any type of regular use.