Bad news for margarita lovers:
The increasing cost of Mexican limes is putting the squeeze on bartenders to raise their prices. A case of the tiny green citrus fruit will now set you back $100 a case, up from the average price of just $14 a case.
Here with more is David Karp, he writes a farmers market column for the Los Angeles Times and is a citrus researcher with the University of California, Riverside. Then, we speak with Mario Marovic, who owns several bars and restaurants in Orange County and has come up with an innovative way to deal with the spike in lime prices.