While reading blogs to avoid some odious task find ways to make my life better, I discovered this potentially life-changing bit of life hackery: Stop Trying to Squeeze Out All the Lime Juice. Over-Squeezing Leads to Bitterness. Well, smack my gob, I’ve been doing it all wrong: exacerbating my juice extraction, wringing out my rickies, mangling my margaritas, and grinding my gimlets. Good thing I don’t leave any of those drinks around long enough for the “reaction from LARL to limonin” to take place or the ice to melt.

Spread the word, fellow lime enthusiasts, even if there’s a limepocalpyse going on, you don’t need to wring every last drop from your fruit.