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lime juice for margaritas, preferably in B'lyn

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parkslopemama May 8, 2012 10:18 AM

I want to serve margaritas at a party this weekend. I know that fresh-squeezed lime juice is the ideal but, realistically, I won't have time to squeeze 1,000 limes! Is there any half-way decent lime juice I can buy, preferably in Brooklyn?? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

  1. jen kalb May 8, 2012 12:21 PM

    did you see this from a couple years back?
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/723836

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      kathryn May 8, 2012 04:21 PM

      Indeed, as that thread mentions you may have to go into Manhattan.

      I have purchased freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice from Chelsea Fruit Exchange many times. It is in the refrigerated section, packaged in jugs.

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        parkslopemama May 9, 2012 11:23 AM

        Thank you both for the information! I really appreciate it.

    2. Sluggo1407 May 11, 2012 07:32 AM

      Squeeze 1,000 limes? How many margaritas are you making? There's no substitute for fresh lime juice. Why not invest in a citrus reamer. $2.95 at Sears and it takes about 2 seconds to ream 1 lime.

      http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12...

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        parkslopemama May 13, 2012 05:12 PM

        We drank about 60-70 margaritas (30 people, average of 2-3 each). I ended up getting a jug of fresh-squeezed lime juice from the Manhattan Fruit Exchange, and it was worth every penny!

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