A lime reminds you that no matter how cold and dreary it is wherever you are, in other parts of the world people are warm and probably getting ready to grill some chicken in the backyard.
Lime-covered stemware that arrives in a box on your doorstep on your birthday reminds you that no matter how many miles separate you from the warm, chicken-grilling people, they are thinking of you and sending warm, chicken-grilling thoughts your way from the backyard. Or from the pool. Or from one of those cool little beachfront bars where they hang out without you and text you pictures from their phones.
from the cocktail archives: Trial and error Margaritas