Sweet and Sour Key Lime Mixer

This juice was discovered by accident, but has turned out to be a welcome change to the regular variety of sweet or earthy juices. With key limes as the main ingredient, this juice has quite a bit of bite. Key limes are abundant and inexpensive at my local produce store here in Florida, so I decided to get a bag and ended up having to use them on the fly before they went bad. Since the skin is thinner than most citrus, you can throw the whole key lime in the juicer. I decided to mix and match to come out with something that was tangy but still refreshing and mainly tasted like key limes.To sweeten the juice without adding sugar, I knew I would have to add some pretty sweet fruit. Luckily, there were some green grapes and green pears on hand. I added those, and threw in a kiwi for good measure. Since I was already on a roll with the green fruit, I figured I might as well stick with it. It took quite a few pears, but the juice was finally just sweet enough to drink. We didn’t mix the juice well before serving, so it turned out to alternate sour and sweet flavors, which added an interesting appeal, much like Sour Patch Kids. If this juice is too bitter, you can also add some sugar or other sweetener and make it more of a limeaid mixer.


  • 10 key limes
  • 5 Anjou pears
  • 1 lb green grapes
  • 1 kiwi


  • Wash all produce thoroughly
  • Juice key limes
  • Remove stems from pears, cut as needed, and juice
  • Remove grapes from vines and juice
  • Peel kiwi and juice
  • Pour into a glass without mixing and drink
  • Enjoy!