You can imagine my relief when I discovered that it was not my vodka gimlet habit, but rather a bizarre cocktail of heavy rains, fungal rot, bacterial disease, and drug cartels that were to blame for this year's lime shortage.
Of course, that makes the situation no less distressing.
Mexico, where 98% of our limes are grown, is still squeezing some crop onto shelves, but the fruits are as small (and about as juicy) as ping pong balls. Plus they cost up to $1.50 each!
I know what you're thinking: Cinco de Mayo--the one day of the year I get to wear my sombrero and drink margaritas from a fishbowl--is in 13, no, 12 days!
I want my fishbowl margaritas!!
No need to come unglued. Or to resort to sour mix or Rose's Lime.
As long as you like grapefruit (and aren't on statins, methadone, or Viagra), then just use tequila in place of the vodka in my Sweet and Salty Dog recipe and scale it up to fit your fishbowl--or saltwater aquarium.
Call it a Sweet and Salty Chihauhau if you must.
Ok, fine, but then what will we use in our guacamole?!!
Didn't you hear that there's an avocado shortage too?