Yes and fresh lime juice goes bad faster than you might think.
Lime juice is at its optimal flavor six hours after you've squeezed fresh limes.
However, lime juice loses some of its flavor and freshness after 24 hours. So if you're not going to use the liquid within a day, it's best to freeze it.
How Long Does Fresh Squeezed Juice from Limes Last?
The juice from freshly squeezed limes lasts up to 24 hours stored in the refrigerator.
You can freeze fresh juice for up to three months.
How Long Can I Refrigerate Limes?
Refrigerate limes in your vegetable crisper for up to 4 weeks. However, I have successfully kept them fresh for longer than four weeks but generally the citrus has a two to four week life span.
Did you know that when limes are ripe, they turn yellow?
How Do You Know If Bottled Lime Juice Is Bad?
Bottled juice from the grocery store is a different story with life span.
If you're purchasing a bottle of unrefrigerated juice at the grocery store, the product has been pasteurized and will last several months at room temperature.
Even once you've opened the bottle of juice, it will last several weeks.
However, if the juice smells unpleasant or "off" or develops mold, throw it away.
Most bottled juices has been pasteurized, which means it will last in your refrigerator for several months even after it's been opened.
But, sometimes you can find fresh citrus juice in the produce aisle at the grocery store. That fresh lime juice usually lasts a while because it will have sugar added to it. But, that bottle of juice will have an expiration date on it and will likely only last a week or two.
Generally, if you're buying this kind of unpasteurized drink, you'll know it's unpasteurized because you'll be picking it up from the produce section or from a refrigerated case.