Summer’s here and the time is right for cocktails with fresh juice. There’s no better way to squeeze that lime, Meyer lemon, or orange than with an “all-metal clasp down on the ripe sucker” juicer. And I’m not being coy leaving out what company’s tool you should buy. Mine doesn’t even have a name brand on it; it’s just happy anonymously doing its job. Good kitchen supply stores will have them.
You cut the fruit in half, stick in a half at a time with the cut end facing the holes-yes, the indented side seems to match the open end of the fruit, but you want the liquid to pour freely. You’re actually pushing it inside out with a healthy crunch of your hand. You can even use the juice for recipes or breakfast if you don’t need a margarita or sidecar, but doesn’t everyone?