All well-made cocktails are meant to bring out many different flavors on your palate. Just think about some of the best cocktails you've had -- many have a punch of sour, which adds a deep, bright flavor. The secret? Often lime juice -- it's not just a garnish on the rim of the glass. Without lime, some of the most popular and classic cocktails would fall flat (lime juice is key in the margarita and the gimlet). It helps balance a drink and downplay the strength of the alcohol, which usually means you end up drinking more in the end!
We love the way limes work in cocktails, so we've rounded up some of the best lime-based cocktails from around the web. These drinks pack the pucker, but in a good way.
Vote for your favorite lime cocktail in the slideshow.