Last year my husband and I bought a lime tree. This spring, it bloomed fairly heavily but given my luck with my Meyer lemon tree, I didn’t get too excited. I figured maybe we would have a handful of limes and we’d have better luck next year when it was more established. Well, I was wrong. We now have more limes than we know what to do with and I was getting pretty sick of mojitos, daiquiris and fresh made margaritas. So I hit Google to find other libations that used fresh lime juice.
One of the first drinks to pop up brought me back to being under 21 and drinking in a club that wasn’t so great about checking ID’s. Our drink of choice was the kamikaze shot although I am pretty sure back then I had no idea what was even in them. I made a mental mote to make a couple rounds the next weekend. Well, wouldn’t you know, that very weekend I attended a party where the host was a former bartender. Without me even saying anything, he busted out the shaker and made a couple rounds of kamikaze shots. Ahhh, I was back to my youth.
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Triple sec
1 oz Lime juice
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into an old-fashioned glass over ice cubes, and serve.
If you’re so inclined you can look for the recipe to make this into an actual drink rather than a shot. Those are just as good.
This second recipe caught my eye because of the South Beach reference. At the time, we were thinking of South Beach as a destination for our anniversary. Even though the trip didn’t pan out, the drink recipe stuck.
South Beach Martini
2 oz Orange vodka
2 oz Absolut Citron
3/4 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Lime juice
Twist of Orange peel
Shake well with ice. Strain into large martini glass. Garnish with twist of orange peel.
Now this last drink sounds, well, odd but at the same time, refreshing. I would LOVE to have an avocado tree but we don’t really have room for one. I like to think this drink borders on healthy…it gives a dose of vitamin C as well as a dose of good fats!
Crush ice in blender. Add rum, lime juice, and 1/4 medium avocado in blender. Blend until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with lime wedge.
I am guessing as the years go on and our tree produces more limes, I’ll have to search for even more drink recipes but these combined with my old favorites are more than enough for now!
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