Rose's sweetened lime juice

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Rose's Lime Juice is a sweetened lime juice. It was first produced in 1876 in Edinburgh, Scotland, by Lauchlin Rose, who also patented this method of preserving lime juice without adding alcohol.

The same year it became mandatory for all Royal Navi and British merchant ships to include lime juice in the sailors' rations. That way Rose's lime juice quickly became known around the world.

Sweetened lime juice should never be used in recipes calling for fresh lime juice as it is much sweeter. It is, however, important in drinks shuch as the Gimlet.