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freezing extra lemon and lime juice
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
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?

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Joined: Feb 18, 2003
Posts: 893
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.

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Tonnikan Jinn
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Joined: Feb 28, 2004
Posts: 143
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.


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