If you peel a lime before squeezing, the taste is less bitter - or so I'm told. I've never attributed a bitter taste to a lime. I find it less tart doing it this way, yes.
Anyway you squeeze it - peel on or off - here's a great limeade drink recipe.
- Peel and juice enough limes to make 1/2 cup lime juice
- Add: 1/8 cup sugar and 3/4 cup water
- Pour through cheesecloth to sort out the seeds and pulp