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Cocktail Hacker Guilty Pleasure: The Squeeze Lime

Posted by Reese on 2008-10-13 @ 09:03am

Mixology Monday XXXII is being hosted by Stevi of Two at the Most.  The topic of the month is Guilty Pleasures and although I have quite a number the only cocktail related one that comes to mind is my love of the squeeze lime.  I’m sure you all know the delicious faux-fruit of which I speak.  Now being a nose in the air cocktail purist most of the time I have to admit, there is something comforting about mixing up a quick Gin and Tonic, squeezing in a bit of “lime” juice and enjoying.  Very little thought is required and nearly no preparation.  It makes for a great drink on a hot day after a long day at work.  Sure, it’s not the purist move, but I’m ok with that.  I don’t drink cocktails to be a purist, I drink them to enjoy.  And that I do.

So, without further ado I present to you my ode to the squeeze lime.

Squeeze Lime

A long, hot day comes to an end
A drink must be prepared
So tired, so lazy
The gin calls to me
The tonic sings its siren song
Gin and Tonic. Of course!
But what of the lime?
The pantry lacking, the store too far
Then an idea, like a green light in my brain
The Squeeze Lime
Green like a fruit of dreams
Textured plastic hints at the citrusy contents within
Top flips open to reveal the nozzle
Invert the vessel and squeeze
Cocktail contentment ensues
Sit back, sip and enjoy
Thank you, Squeeze Lime
Thank you