It’s citrus harvesting season here in Southern California, and Bridget’s lime tree has outdone itself this year! Did you know that citrus juice freezes very well and you can use ice cube trays to make lime cubes perfect for dropping into your water bottle for some extra Vitamin C and flavor?
Bridget has one happy lime tree! (Limes are actually yellow once fully ripe but should be harvested when still green for optimum flavor.)
You can also use frozen lime cubes for recipes including your favorite mixed drinks. Here are a couple of ours:
- Fill tall glass with ice. Add vodka, lime juice and ginger beer; stir to mix.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.
One of the reasons Moscow Mule’s are commonly served in copper mugs is because the metal quickly takes on the icy temperature of the cocktail offering an extra cool sensation. (Image courtesy of barnstormerbar.com)
- In a medium pitcher, combine the 3/4 cup tequila, 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (or 6-8 frozen lime cubes!), 1/2 cup Triple Sec, and 1/2 cup water.
- If desired, rub the rims of 4 glasses with a lime slice and dip in salt to coat. Serve over ice and garnish with the lime slices.
Not surprisingly the Margarita is the most common tequila-based cocktail in the U.S. (Delicious margaritas pictured here from Cielito Restaurant in Santa Barbara.)
Of course all this lime-business has left us inspired to look for the perfect bright lime-y yellow to add some fun punches of color to our 2015 line.
We are not the only ones feeling this color for Spring/Summer 2015. (Photo courtesy of Boomerinas.com)
No doubt we will find some further margarita-infused inspiration while enjoying our Mexico vacation next week!
xx Sibylle & Bridget