||freezing extra lemon and lime juice
Joined: Mar 24, 2002
From: seattle, wa
|Posted: 2004-08-27 11:50 pm  Permalink|
geez, costco lemons and limes are so cheap ~ but they dont stay fresh forever.. i was wondering :
is there a noticable difference in cocktail drinks, if i use freshly frozen lemon or lime juices?
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Feb 18, 2003
From: Bay Area
|Posted: 2004-08-29 7:03 pm  Permalink|
I read in a magazine recently to do this; and then did it with a whole bowl full of extra lemons I have. I poured the juice into ice cubes, then the next day put the ice cubes in a ziploc.
haven't tried it yet in a drink but I trust the magazine's recommendation. I also have some friends who did this in college and said such ice cubes were great in straight vodka.
Joined: Feb 28, 2004
From: La Conchita
|Posted: 2004-08-29 11:02 pm  Permalink|
Yup, I've frozen fresh squeezed limes and lemons plenty of times. I started out doing it in regular ice cube trays, then I tried it in the smaller gum drop sized trays and sucessfully kept them in Zip-Loc bags.
Eventually I just went to freezing the juice in small empty water bottles (also from Costco) and keeping them in the freezer until needed.
I have actually done this with most of my mixers (pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, lime, apple, sd well as fresh made pina colada mix, etc...) and currently have a freezer shelf entierly filled with frozen mixers.
As far as freezing the lemon and lime goes... I haven't had a single problem, nor noticed a decrease in the quality. I have had a thawed bottle of straight lime juice last in my refrigerator for a couple months.
In fact... I'm probably going to pick up another bag o' limes tomorrow and break out my vintage Juicit Juicer to re-stock.