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The great lime crisis of 2014 threatens margaritas everywhere

The great lime crisis of 2014 threatens margaritas everywhere

LIME TIME:The price of a lime has skyrocketed in recent weeks, quadrupling or, in some areas, going even higher. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s getting expensive to make a margarita or mojito. And it’s not just the booze that’s pricey, but the limes, too.

Limes are skyrocketing. So much so that a case of them that once cost $15 now goes for as much as $130.

L.A. restaurant owner Peter Kohtz winces a little every time a bartender squeezes a lime into a drink.

The owner of Luna Park notes that limes are used in so many things they’re taken for granted.

The great lime crisis of 2014 is being blamed on weather, citrus disease and even mob problems in Mexico, where most are grown.

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