Quick Key Limeade

Introduction: Quick Key Limeade

Key limes are small and inexpensive.  They are just the right size for a single-serving limeade, but they are very hard to squeeze for juice.

It turns out that a key lime is just small enough to fit into a Zyliss Jumbo-size garlic press.  Using a garlic press, a key lime can be used for a quick glass of limeade.

Step 1: This Is All You Need

Assemble a key lime, Zyliss Jumbo Garlic Press, a knife and some sugar.

You'll also want a glass, some ice and water or seltzer.

Step 2: Cut the Lime to Fit the Garlic Press

If you use a smaller garlic press, you may need to cut your lime into smaller pieces.

Step 3: S Q U E E Z E !

It takes a fair amount of pressure to squeeze all the juice out of a key lime.  Use two hands, but be careful so you don't break your garlic press.  It's not really designed for this.

You will get some of the oil from the lime's skin.  Too much of this will make the limeade bitter.

Step 4: Finish to Taste

Now add sugar, ice and water to suit your preference.  I like to put the lime skins (rinds?) in my drink.

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    What a complex thing! If you just want a glass of lemonade, press half lime with your bare hands over the glass.
    I think that this lemonade will get a horrible garlic taste from the press, unless it´s a brand new press that was never used with garlic.
    Why don´t you use a specific lemon press?


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    No garlic taste is retained by the aluminum garlic press. You are correct that this is a bit involved, but I had a lot of key limes and my lemon reamer was a bit too large for them.