If you're making a cocktail, lime pie or some other recipe that calls for lime juice, it's important to know how much juice is in a lime. Then you can be sure to get the right amount of fresh squeezed lime juice for your recipe.
One average-sized lime yields 2 tablespoons of juice on average. This means you would need about 8 limes for a cup of fresh lime juice. You can also use bottled lime juice but it doesn't taste the same as freshly squeezed lime juice.
There are a few tricks to getting the most juice out of a lime. One way is to warm the fruit before you start juicing it. Then it will soften and be easier to juice. Another way is to roll the lime on your countertop or cutting board with your palm. This can help break up the membranes and release more of the juice. You can also try using a citrus press or reamer to get the most juice out of your limes.
Once you have your lime juice, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two days or freeze it. To freeze lime juice, simply pour it into an ice cube tray and put it in the freezer until it is frozen solid. Then you can pop a couple of the ice cubes into your drink or recipe for some instant lime flavor. You can also add the ice cubes to water and chill them to make a refreshing summer beverage.