How to Cut Lime Wedges Like a Bartender

July 2, 2010 at 5:00 am 8 comments

Forget the slap chop, I shared a chef’s secret for super fast and safe chopping a few days ago.

Now I want share a bartender’s secret for making lime wedges — check out the video. If you can’t view the video, read the description below.

Cut lime wedges

  1. Cut a lime in half along its longest side.
  2. Cut a slit on the inside of each half. It should be perpendicular to the direction you cut the lime in half and deep enough to release the lime juice without piercing through the skin from the inside.
  3. Place the half lime flat side down and cut 3 or 4 wedges perpendicular to the slit you made.
  4. Place the wedge on the rim of a glass so the rim fits into the slit in the wedge.
  5. Voila.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymour Bartender  |  July 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    This is the way you cut lime wedges if you like wasting fruit. In the industry we usually cut both ends off the lemon/lime first, then cut it in half lengthwise. Run your knife through the center, parallel to your first cut, and then put the fruit face-down and slice perpendicular to previous cuts. This method is safer, saves time, and uses way less fruit. You still get enough lime for your drink, don’t worry.

    • 2. Chad Upton  |  July 5, 2010 at 12:03 am

      That’s how you get those limes so small!
      Thanks for the letting us in on that secret Amonymour!

  • 3. nkspas  |  July 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    The hummus container is genius.

  • 4. Ago  |  July 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Interesting that a bar tender came across this tip during some research and then re-tipped the tip.

  • 5. Julie  |  July 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Great instructional video! Every bartender can cut lime wedges, but this will help consumers do it at home for their own parties!

  • 6. spike  |  July 24, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Chad, and thank you Anonymous Bartender!

  • 7. Paige Appleton  |  September 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Excellent technic

    I have written a few articles on bartending and they can be found on my blog at Bartending Secrets.

  • 8. barte  |  November 4, 2012 at 6:52 am

    the guy in video is weird, but he does it like anonymous say.

    How to Properly Cut a Lemon or Lime – YouTube


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