13 Drinks To Try If You're Obsessed With Lime

It’s more than just a chaser to your tequila shots.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/polilya.mnl, (RIGHT) Instagram/alegriamnl

There’s something about citrus fruits that perk you up almost involuntarily. Maybe it’s the waft of zest or the balance of sweet and sour when you bite into a segment. Whatever the reason may be, citrus flavors enhance a cocktail’s flavor profile and TBH make it more enjoyable to drink.

There’s a lot of love going around for orange and lemons (and the band), but we’re putting lime in the spotlight it deserves—its own limelight, if you will. Below, lime-infused cocktails to get you hooked.

  1. Farewell, My Concubine

    Give a toast to all your lovers past with Farewell, My Concubine, and send them on their way. They’ve served their purpose, but their time with you has run out (more like, you’re so over their crappy behavior, but no one needs to know). This sophisticated and savory Chinese-inspired cocktail is made with gin that’s infused with Szechuan peppercorn and complemented with apricot and lime, two ingredients often used in Peking duck sauce.

  2. Margarita Mexicana

    WHERE: Alegria Cozinha Moderna
    It’s always five o’clock somewhere, which means you can sip on a margarita at any time of the day without anyone chastising you for pre-gaming at nine in the morning. Level up your margaritas with the Margarita Mexicana from Alegria. Just imagine the usual taste of the tequila and lime cocktail, only this particular one packs a spicy punch, care of jalapeños.

  3. Polilya Fire

    WHERE: Polilya
    Chili and lime might seem like a more appropriate combo when whipping up a dish, but it’s a match made in heaven when used as a twist to the traditional Paloma cocktail. This tequila-based drink is also made with grapefruit cordial, serrano bitters, and IPA foam to create a full-bodied profile.

  4. Jungle Mule

    WHERE: The Wild Poppy
    You can never go wrong when you order a mule. For one thing, they’re always Instagrammable because of their signature copper mug; for another thing, they’re effortlessly tasty and refreshing. If this is your first foray into mules, it’s about time you tried it! Get your mule on with the Jungle Mule from The Wild Poppy. It’s made with kaffir-lime-infused vodka, housemade ginger beer, and yuzu.

  5. Murmur Of The Heart

    Let’s say you’re really on the fence with someone you’re dating, and you don’t know what to do. Take a break from overthinking and tug on your heartstrings with Murmur Of The Heart—maybe that way, you can dig deep on what your heart’s telling you. This smoky and peaty cocktail blends the flavors of rye whiskey, Scotch whiskey, fresh limes, curry leaves and is thickened with xanthan gum syrup for a unique mouthfeel.

  6. Whiskey Sour With A Twist

    WHERE: Run Rabbit Run
    Order this for yourself, OR get playful and order this for your Tinder date: Instead of having to spell it out to let him know what’s on your mind, slide this drink over to him—he’ll get the idea. As he gets buzzed on the flavor of malt whiskey enveloped by sweet and sour notes, you get buzzed on the heavy flirting and anticipating what happens ~after~. Grab the check stat!

  7. Devon Sawa

    WHERE: Yes Please
    They’re not referring to the Casper version of Devon Sawa with this otherwise mature cocktail. His namesake cocktail combines cachaça, guyabano puree, lime cordial, absinthe, salt bitters, and a splash of soda water. Side note, 41-year-old Devon is not a snacc but a five course meal, which is all the more reason to take your time sipping on this drink.

  8. La La Lychee

    WHERE: Lan Kwai Speakeasy
    La La Lychee is more reason for you to love mules, and we won’t blame you if you and your BFFs make this your signature GNO drink. This bestseller from Lan Kwai Speakeasy makes for a refreshing twist, thanks to the addition of the sweet notes of lychee. Step aside, sangria, the mules have come out to play.

  9. Tigrita

    WHERE: Polilya
    If you need a go-to drink for nights when you’re out on the prowl, look no further and order the Tigrita. Finding love in a hopeless place in the concrete jungle is not easy, so you’re going to need a cocktail that fits the bill. Enjoy the intense buffet blend of housemade tepache, mezcal, fresh lime, pineapple, orange, and oleo saccharum to toast to new “friends” or drown your sawi vibes.

  10. Locos Frescas

    WHERE: The Wild Poppy
    For those moments when you wonder how TF it’s already Monday, keep your crazy at bay with Locos Frescas. It’s basically the tequila shot you need, but since it is Monday, the next best thing is for you to take it with a blend of agave, ginger, lime, and passionfruit juice to ease the burn from the tequila and the week to come.

  11. Uh Huh Honey

    WHERE: Lan Kwai Speakeasy
    Mariah Carey’s “Honey” automatically starts playing in your head as soon as you’re served this crowd-favorite from this Katipunan speakeasy. Get hooked on the cool buzz of this Moscow mule made with mint and honey for those extra warm days even if we’re way past the summer season.

  12. Snapple Lady

    WHERE: Yes Please
    There are bad days, and there are rock-bottom days when shit hits the fan—this is when Snapple Lady comes in. Cognac may come with a pre-requisite for you to have acquired taste of burnt grapes, but you won’t notice the flavor especially when it’s blended with tepache, lime, cinnamon, basil, peach bitters, and doused with fire water. You’ll snap out of your worries in no time.

  13. Gin & Frolic

    If you need a hype cocktail to switch on the playfulness on your next night out, go for the Gin & Frolic. Seriously, it has “frolic” on the name so you already know what you’re in for. Head over to ABKD or the steampunk-inspired N right on the second floor to sip on this fruity mix of lime, cranberry, and lychee that’s spiked with gin to set your evening to a good start.

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