Limes Are Now Rivaling the Price of Tequila

Shockingly, fresh-squeezed lime juice is now rivaling tequila in price per ounce due to Mexico’s recent lime shortage. Houston Press offers practical tips for dealing this Cinco de Mayo. It’s time to get creative with other citrus. In your next Margarita, swap in Meyer lemons, which are sweeter than regular lemons (and means using less simple syrup), or tangelos, a super juicy option that contains both sweet orange flavors and the bite of grapefruit. For more on the topic, check out how bartenders across the country have been coping with the crisis. [Houston Press] [Photo: Flickr/Antonio Morales García]