Lemon-lime squeezers may be a bit old fashioned but still function as well as ever. Simply place a citrus wedge between the teeth and squeeze the handles to extract every last bit of juice from the fruit into a drink or mixing cup. The perforated metal on one side captures seeds to prevent them from ending up in the drink.
Lemon-lime squeezers are often used in the home for personal use. Not too many bartenders take the time to use a tool like this, especially on a busy night. However, the pliers-like grip and the handy seed-catching design on the squeezers can make it a more accurate and less messy way to obtain the lemon or lime juice. Use a lemon or lime peeler if you are looking for a bit of lemon peel garnish for a martini, or a lime wedge for a margarita.
Fresh juices add a tangy bite to many drinks, and often there is just no substitute for fresh-squeezed juice. Some bars prefer to use electric juicers to get the job done, while other bartenders simply use their hands to squeeze out citrus juice. However, for a less expensive and more hygienic method of extracting fresh juice from lemon and lime wedges, choose a lemon-lime squeezer.