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Is there an alternative to lime juice?
Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2009-03-16 08:32 am   Permalink

I'll back up what's been said about Santa Cruz Juice Co. We have a couple on hand at all times, "just in case"...

http://www.scojuice.com/products/100_citrus

Vamp, being a fellow NorCal, you should be able to find their lemon and lime juices close to you.
...I just checked there website, and it looks like their selling nationwide now, so everyone can get them...

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bigtikidude
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Posted: 2009-03-16 1:06 pm   Permalink

how is the taste of the Santa Cruz Lime juice to fresh squeezed?
it looks pretty good,
how long does it last?

can you freeze it to last longer?

there is a place 1 mile from me that has it.
thanks
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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2009-03-16 1:50 pm   Permalink

Nothing, of course, beats quality fresh citrus, but I have found SC Juice Co juice quite comparable. If we're making punches for parties at Lund Manor, it's the prerequisite juice in bulk; you just can't beat it for the cost/time/taste ratio.

If we're just making one or two cocktails, we'll still use fresh citrus, unless we have a open bottle in the fridge. Once open, we've found the juice stays decent for about a week. We haven't tried freezing it.
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2009-03-16 6:35 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the reference, will check out the local stores for some Santa Cruz Juice too. I really could plant some lime trees at my house but I am the world's worse gardener. Saplings, seedlings, and well-established plants cringe when I look at them...I can hear them say "Oh my gawd...avert your roots, drop your leaves, the plant killer is eyeing us!!!"

I am destined to a life of artificial plants and plastic bottles of citrus juices. Now if they only made artificial mint...I would be set for life.


 
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Posted: 2009-03-17 07:40 am   Permalink

Santa Cruz is my back-up choice too for fresh limes & lemons. At least here in the Northwest, it's widely available.
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arobinson19
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Posted: 2009-03-23 07:05 am   Permalink

odwalla juices(if you can get them) are usually really good. i buy their lemon and their lime juice bottled to make my sour mix.they sell them at the grocery store closest to me. in the NE area yuo can get it at stop and shop. im sure whole foods has it as well.

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Haole'akamai
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Posted: 2009-03-23 08:51 am   Permalink

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On 2009-03-23 07:05, arobinson19 wrote:
odwalla juices(if you can get them) are usually really good. i buy their lemon and their lime juice bottled to make my sour mix.they sell them at the grocery store closest to me. in the NE area yuo can get it at stop and shop. im sure whole foods has it as well.





I've seen Odwalla limeades and lemonades, but never the 100% lime or lemon juice. Where do you get it?
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arobinson19
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Posted: 2009-03-23 7:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-23 08:51, Haole'akamai wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-03-23 07:05, arobinson19 wrote:
odwalla juices(if you can get them) are usually really good. i buy their lemon and their lime juice bottled to make my sour mix.they sell them at the grocery store closest to me. in the NE area yuo can get it at stop and shop. im sure whole foods has it as well.





I've seen Odwalla limeades and lemonades, but never the 100% lime or lemon juice. Where do you get it?




im pretty sure u can find it in the grocery store. i know the bar i sometimes go to gets it . ill have to ask them


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2009-03-23 8:48 pm   Permalink

Pee?

 
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Chief Bartender
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Posted: 2009-03-24 1:07 pm   Permalink

Santa Cruz lime juice is the lime juice of choice at Brenda's Tiki Hut when we have big parties or fresh limes aren't available. Of course, in preparation for big parties I usually end up juicing two or three bags of limes from Costco then freezing what's left over. (Ha! Like we ever have any lime juice left over...)

 
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KuKu
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Posted: 2009-03-24 2:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-03-23 20:48, RevBambooBen wrote:
Pee?


Doowed, LIME juice, not LIMEY juice...
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tikiauction
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Posted: 2009-03-29 1:02 pm   Permalink

anyone tried using these? i'm almost positive i've had them ripped up and spiked in a mojito before. anyway, they are called "kaffir lime leaves" and are basically concentrated lime essence used in thai cooking, should be able to get them at the asian grocers.


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Carpathia
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Posted: 2009-04-05 10:47 am   Permalink

I'm not sure how the leaves taste, but I do know the Hangar One company uses Kaffir lime to infuse their vodkas with; i'm willing to bet they'll be good, but not taste like the conventional limes we're used to.

 
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2009-04-08 01:37 am   Permalink

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On 2005-04-28 11:51, nuKKe wrote:
Is there an alternative to lime juice?



Kiwi is an excellent substitute with drinkers who are conditioned to Rose's lime juice, you get the tart And the sweetness together.

Yes I know, I receive one demerit for mentioning Rose's lime juice.


 
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nuKKe
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Posted: 2009-04-08 07:21 am   Permalink

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On 2009-04-08 01:37, Unga Bunga wrote:
Kiwi is an excellent substitute



As in squeezing kiwi?

It's pretty cool, how this thread is still going on, nearly 4 years since it started.


 
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