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Looking for fresh-squeezed lime juice ( on the Peninsula)

Larry Stein Dec 30, 2010 06:47 AM

My wife and I are hosting a taco bar and margarita party in a couple of weeks. I don't want to spend an inordinate amount of time squeezing limes for 6 thirsty adults.

Where can I buy this? Thanks!

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: Larry Stein Dec 30, 2010 07:37 AM

    Have you tried Tommy's margarita mix? It's flash pasteurized and sold in the refrigerated section. It is presweetened w agave nectar.

    BevMo used to carry it, as well as some Whole Foods. For tequila shopping, check out Mi Pueblo in East Palo Alto and you can buy extra limes for your guests to squeeze their own if they want more acidity.

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      mdg RE: Larry Stein Dec 30, 2010 10:25 AM

      The Sunday morning Mountain View farmer's market often has a lime grower there that sells tasty lime aid and a very limey guacamole. I believe they sell lime juice too, but I've never shopped for it so I'm not 100% sure.


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      1. re: mdg
        takuhead RE: mdg Dec 30, 2010 03:35 PM

        Draegers sometimes has it - call first....

        Draeger's Supermarket
        342 1st St, Los Altos, CA 94022

      2. bbulkow RE: Larry Stein Dec 30, 2010 04:05 PM

        I know not your request, but if you've noticed at bars, they have those funny presses that look like a garlic press but are made for lemons, limes, and oranges (yellow, green, orange). They take half-limes, and the middle size (yellow) works great for lime and lemon. You can find them in mexican markets, andronico's, sur la table, etc. For bar and general squeezing use, these things polish off limes in no time - you can get a cup in a minute, easy, although not with the highest efficiency, but limes are cheap. I like squeezing this way because you get plenty of zest. Add in limes from the mexican market at 10 for a buck, and you've got a party.

        1. ourswimmer RE: Larry Stein Dec 30, 2010 04:48 PM

          Santa Cruz Naturals makes bottled pasteurized lime juice that I have seen in several grocery stores. If you don't want to squeeze the limes yourself using one of those presses bbulkow describes, or use a presweetened mix, this juice is totally serviceable for cocktails. Santa Cruz Naturals also makes bottled limeade, but I mean the 100% lime juice.

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