Apr 282010

The Red Shakers are all about crafting delicious cocktails by hand.  But making a drink should never be drudgery.  In that spirit, we will occasionally bring you tips and tricks to make your mixology adventures easier.

Today’s Tip:  Use a garlic press to juice your key limes!

We’ve been enjoying key limes lately (the key lime pie martini, key lime mousse, Citrus Bliss Martini base….) but juicing each tiny key lime can be tedious.  Simply cut them into halves or quarters (depending on the size of the lime/your garlic press) and squeeze them in the garlic press.  For even greater juice extraction, heat them up (already cut) for about 15 seconds in the microwave.

Happy Shaking!


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  1. Great tip! I love key limes and bought a bag, but I’ve been struggling with juicing them. Cool.

  2. I just recently bought a citrus press and wouldn’t have needed it if I knew this trick! Thanks!!!

    • SuzyQ- the regular citrus press is good for full size limes and lemons. The key limes are so small that the garlic press is better for those.

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