lime juice

Lime juice is a common ingredient for many cocktails. While a relatively simple product, it can be a stumbling block for many beginners. The important thing to know, is that when a recipe calls for "lime juice", it should always be freshly squeezed and not from a bottle. It is easy to initially think that there is nothing wrong with those little plastic limes you might see in the grocery store, but it really isn't the same thing. Worse, is to think "Rose's Lime Juice" (or any type of "Sour Mix") is a proper substitute. Another problem wth lime juice in cocktails, are the recipes which simply call for "juice of half a lime", this is NEVER an appropriate ingredient description. The amount of juice from one lime to the next, could easily vary by half an ounce or more. Lime juice is a very potent ingredient, and this much difference will be a disaster in the final product.

The following recipes on this site use lime juice:

Añejo Highball
rum, orange curaçao, lime juice, Angostura Bitters, ginger beer,
Bacardi Cocktail
rum, lime juice, grenadine,
Bermuda Rum Swizzle
rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, falernum,
Captain's Blood
rum, lime juice, simple syrup, Angostura Bitters,
Chartreuse Swizzle
Chartreuse, falernum, pineapple juice, lime juice,
Clipper Ship
gin, St-Germain, lime juice, absinthe,
Cosmopolitan
vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice,
Daiquiri
rum, lime juice, simple syrup,
Diablo
tequila, crème de cassis, lime juice, ginger ale,
Ding Ho
gin, St-Germain, orgeat, lime juice,
Eastern Sour
bourbon whiskey, orange juice, lime juice, orgeat, simple syrup,
Festa
cachaça, lime juice, raspberry syrup, ginger liquer, Angostura Bitters, soda water,
Floridita
rum, lime juice, sweet vermouth, crème de cacao, grenadine,
French Pearl
gin, lime juice, simple syrup, pastis, mint,
Gin-Gin Mule
lime juice, simple syrup, mint, gin, ginger beer,
Harvest Moon
applejack, lime juice, orgeat,
Jack Rose
applejack, lime juice, grenadine,
Jamaican Firefly
lime juice, simple syrup, dark rum, ginger beer,
Kamikaze
vodka, triple sec, lime juice,
Last Word
gin, maraschino liqueur, Chartreuse, lime juice,
Lion's Tail
bourbon whiskey, pimento dram, lime juice, simple syrup, Angostura Bitters,
Mai Tai
rum, rum, lime juice, orange curaçao, orgeat,
Margarita
tequila, Cointreau, lime juice,
Mojito
rum, lime juice, simple syrup, mint, soda water,
Moscow Mule
vodka, lime juice, ginger beer,
Old Cuban
lime juice, simple syrup, rum, Angostura Bitters, mint, champagne,
Pegu Club
gin, orange curaçao, lime juice, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
Pisco Sour
pisco, lime juice, simple syrup, egg white, Angostura Bitters,
Prado
tequila, lime juice, egg white, maraschino liqueur,
Queen’s Park Swizzle
rum, simple syrup, lime juice, Angostura Bitters, mint,
Ramos Gin Fizz
gin, cream, egg white, simple syrup, lemon juice, lime juice, orange flower water, soda water,
Singapore Sling
gin, Cherry Heering, Cointreau, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, Angostura Bitters,
Stork Club
gin, Cointreau, orange juice, lime juice, Angostura Bitters,
Suffering Bastard
gin, bourbon whiskey, lime juice, ginger ale, Angostura Bitters,
Voyager
rum, Benedictine, falernum, lime juice, Angostura Bitters,
Zombie
lemon juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, brown sugar, passion fruit syrup, rum, rum, rum, Angostura Bitters,