Lime with your vodka, lemon with your gin, either with a nice cold beer – citrus slices and alcohol are like a match made in refreshing heaven.
But while they might taste delightful, there’s news going round that’s making us reconsider our Saturday night usual.
Your fruit wedge could be harbouring some serious nasties.
“Unfortunately, several studies have found a significant number of bacteria on those slices that can cause illness and disease, and most of them are typical of what you may find when people handling them don’t wash their hands well,” said infectious disease specialist Alan Taege, MD.
A 2007 study published in the Journal of Environmental Health had researchers swab lemon slices at 21 different restaurants. 70 per cent of the samples showed some sort of microbial growth, including 25 different species. (Post continues after gallery.)