We'd argue blood oranges taste even better than limes in a margarita; too bad they're out of season right now. Thankfully, we've arrived armed with a pint of blood orange sorbet and our favorite tequila to create a thirst-quencher fitting for Spring and Summer: the blood orange sorbet margarita. With its slushy, creamy consistency and its citrusy punch, we promise it'll be your next go-to drink on a hot day. Watch the video to learn more.
Lately, limes have been incredibly cheap at my grocery store, clocking in at less than 50 cents a pop; my parents recently hosted an enchilada dinner, and they bought a huge cardboard box full of gorgeous, plump limes for just $10. That got me thinking that the best ways to prep and store lime juice while the citrus fruit's at such a good value. See what I've been doing to make the most of these green zingers.
If you've never made a pie before, I highly recommend you start with key lime pie. It's virtually effortless to make and the resulting pie is always a delicious crowd-pleaser. The crust is a mixture of crushed graham crackers, sugar, and butter — all you do is press it into the pie pan. The filling is simply sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. Since key limes are hard to come by in California, I make this pie with regular limes. It turns out refreshing, tart, and absolutely divine every time. Learn how it's done after the jump.
I enjoy a lot of sparkling water "cocktails" and often offer them to guests. To make one, I fill a large glass, like a wine goblet, with ice. Then, I pour in the water and garnish with a wedge of citrus. Since I always have both fresh limes and lemons on hand, I ask whomever I'm making the drink for which they prefer. I always pick lemons, but know some people like limes. Where do you stand?
This recipe is tofu-licious! Even though the recipe has a long list of ingredients and you’ll need 3 pans and a bowl, it was extremely easy and it was done in about 25 minutes. I recommend doubling the sauce. As it is, it makes a great glaze for the tofu, but I would have liked it a little more saucy. It made about 5 servings and as I was eating the final pieces of tofu, I was thinking that these would be great toothpicked (minus quinoa and kale) and served as a hot appetizer. Yum!
Every day, sometime after 5 p.m., my father indulges in a Tanqueray and tonic. He always garnishes it with a fresh lime wedge and has practiced this afternoon ritual for as long as I can remember. When I found this recipe for a gin rickey recently on Gourmet, it totally reminded me of my dad! Thus, for Father's Day, I plan on making gin rickeys. It's a simple cocktail that combines gin with fresh lime juice and seltzer water. Since my Pops is partial to tonic, I'll make his with diet Schweppes. Get the easy and refreshing recipe when you read more
Just as Derby pie should be your go-to Derby dessert, there's only one drink to enjoy on the day of the Kentucky Derby: the mint julep. If you've never had the official beverage of the race, what are you waiting for? Don't waste another minute of your life without sipping this well-balanced and refreshing concoction. The classic recipe consists of mint, bourbon, and simple syrup, but this year I'm going to experiment with a variation that involves fresh-squeezed lime juice and fizzy club soda. To take a look at the recipe, read more
Recently Skyy vodka came out with a new addition to its infusion line, the brand's wide collection of flavored vodkas. With flavors like passion fruit and grape, it's no surprise that the latest Skyy infusion is ginger. I'm a huge fan of Canton's ginger liquor so I was excited to get my hands on a bottle of Skyy's variation. It's made with all natural ginger flavors and tastes slightly sweet with a hint of spice on the finish.
I decided to try it in a simple yet refreshing drink created for the vodka company's initiatives to promote Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser created by ActionAIDS. The easy concoction is a combination of vodka, 7UP, and fresh lime juice. 7UP isn't an ingredient I use often in cocktail making, but I was surprised at how well it works with the ginger vodka. It's smooth, easy to drink, and just the sort of thing you want to order when out dancing on a Saturday night. Get the quick recipe and read more.
Just because they don't eat meat or diary, doesn't mean vegans don't enjoy sweets. When hosting a vegan dinner — like the one I'm making for my detoxing sister and friends this weekend — do serve dessert.
Instead of using eggs, this easy vanilla pound cake with lime glaze, calls for silken tofu. It's a good substitute for vegan baked goods that results in a moist, soft-textured cake.
This drink's day-glo-green hue hints at just the right amount of macabre without being too kitschy. It's also a last relic of the now-defunct Jade Bar, formerly one of my favorite haunts in San Francisco.
With a punchy melon flavor that resembles a lime Skittle, it'd be a great adult substitute for trick or treating. Interested in this ghoulish gulp? Then keep reading for the recipe.