Top 5 Cocktails With Lime
In a recent blog post, we covered the topic of citrus, and how it has the power to transform cocktails. Limes, which are high in citric acid and low in sugar, have a sour or tart flavor to them. They have the ability to bring balance to strong drinks by cutting through the alcohol. Conversely, in a subtle spirit, lime can be overpowering and so a more subtle use is desired. However, the tart or sour flavor of limes can be reduced simply by letting fresh squeezed juice sit out for a few hours.
At Mad River Distillers, a balanced cocktail is extremely important to us, not only so that the cocktail is enjoyable, but so that the distinctive flavor of our spirits can shine through. The idea is to enhance, not mask or overpower. Here, we share our top 5 Mad River Distillers cocktail recipes that incorporate at least one ounce of lime juice, so you can appreciate the transformative power of this tart citrus from home.
In a shaker, add all ingredients with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a daiquiri coupe glass. Add a rosemary sprig for garnish. (See the full recipe for instructions on making the rosemary syrup.)
In a blender, add all ingredients and blend on a low setting until ice is finely crushed. Pour all contents into a copper mug. Add a lime wheel for garnish.
Prep your glass by dipping the rim of the glass in lime juice, then in the Mexican citrus seasoning (we used La Anita Clasico Seasoning). Set the glass aside. In a shaker, add the First Run Rum, orange juice, lime juice, Orange Curacao and Orgeat syrup. Add ice to the shaker, and shake for about 30 seconds. Add ice to your glass. Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass. Take the slice of orange and dip it into the Mexican citrus seasoning. As a garnish, add the spiced orange wedge to the rim of your glass.
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a tiki mug. Garnish with an edible flower and an orange wheel.
In a shaker, add all ingredients, except for bitters, with ice. Shake for about 8-15 seconds. Strain contents into a tiki mug. Dash bitters on top of the cocktail. Add a lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish. Note: if preferred, you can shake the bitters with the rest of the ingredients.
These are just some of the Mad River Distillers cocktails featuring an ounce or more of lime juice. If you’re looking for more, try these other great recipes: Put The Lime In The Coconut, Hurricane, Vermontiki, Strawberry Hibiscus Daiquiri, or Parallel People. If you need even more drink inspiration, visit the Cocktail Recipes section of our website. Cheers!
Written and edited by Brianne Lucas. Published on August 1, 2022.