by Christina Shoup
These summer citrus staples can often leave you with not much juice and a sore wrist. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your limes.
Before you try to juice your lime, microwave it for 5-10 seconds. Then roll it on the counter under your palm. Cut it in half through the middle and squeeze. When squeezing, try using the inside hinge of a pair of tongs to get more out. Then, before you throw all those lime halves into the compost, try freezing a few for easier zesting later.
- 1 small watermelon, cubed
- 1 bunch mint, minced
- Juice of 1-2 limes
- Zest from 1 lime
Mix all ingredients and serve chilled or at room temperature.
Squeeze half a lime over ice, then drop rind in glass. Add 1 ½ ounce gin. Top with soda water to taste.