Black Limes are Putting a Twist on (and in) Cocktails

July 31, 2017

Allow a lime time to soak up a bit of sun and you end up with an ingredient that may be completely unrecognizable to most Americans. Hard, black and light as a feather, “black limes” retain some of their fresh counterparts’ zing while taking on new forms of complexity and depth. And, increasingly, they’re finding their way into your cocktails.

This unique ingredient is called limoo amani (“limes from Oman”) or noomi basra (“lemon from Basra”) in the Middle East, where they are ground and sprinkled in stews and spice mixtures. Now, the dried fruit is also being infused into