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Out of Limes? Make Lemon Cocktails!

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Is the great lime shortage of 2014 putting the squeeze on your cocktail citrus supply? Then it's time to stock up on lemons. There are plenty of classic and contemporary cocktails that don't need a drop of lime juice, instead opting for the fresh zing of lemons. Here are five to try.

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    Frisco
    Frisco Rye whiskey and Bénédictine are brightened with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice in this classic cocktail. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Stuart Mullenberg
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    California Bubble Bath
    California Bubble Bath Bourbon, lemon juice and a bit of bitter Cynar get a floral lift from an easy-to-make lavender syrup. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Sheri Giblin
  • 3
    Turista Smash
    Turista Smash Muddled cucumber and a pinch of cilantro freshen up this frosty mix of tequila, lemon and dry vermouth. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Katie Burnett
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    Moral Suasion
    Moral Suasion This heady, exotic mixture of peach brandy, maraschino liqueur, honey, lemon juice and rosewater is enough to sway even the strictest of teetotalers. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Stuart Mullenberg
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    The Summer Rose
    The Summer Rose Fresh, floral and light, this rosy sipper gets its blush from a dose of fresh blueberries. Click here for the recipe. Photo: Oh So Beautiful Paper