Cinco de Mayo Mixology: No Limes, No Problem

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May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Creative Cocktail Consultants Founder Brian Van Flandern mixes up some drinks for Cinco de Mayo on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Welcome back, everybody.

You are watching "market makers" on bloomberg television.

I am erik schatzker.

And i, along with the rest of the margarita loving world, have a sour taste in my mouth.

The cost of limes has skyrocketed.

You may ask, what to do on the cinco de mayo with cocktail hour approaching.

Joining me, a mixologist and the founder of creative cocktail consultants.

It is always dangerous to drink before noon, especially on a week day.

But that is what we're going to do.

Tell me how to break the -- the the price squeeze on limes.

First of all, happy zynga billing -- cinco de mayo.

Happy cinco de mayo.

And a lot of people do not know this -- it is your birthday, too.

It is our birthday.

-- my birthday.

Americans read -- drink 5000 margaritas per hour.


They do.

Ok, we will take some fresh squeezed, of course, we used -- fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

Ruby red is in season right now.

If you want to avoid the mexican citrus, which is so expensive right now, you can get from florida, california, even texas.

And of course a little bit of cointreau, which we find in a traditional margarita.

A little are angela gore.

It is also -- a little orange li queur.

And we have tequila.

What is the difference between tequila and ms.

Gao -- m escale?

This is -- here's the club soda.

Some of the final -- the final ingredient?

The final ingredient.

It looks like a distant cousin to outlive era.


-- it is a distant cousin to aloe vera.

Ok question mark the difference between tequila and mescale, they smoke it.

That one has the worm and it.

You will never find it warm in tequila.

-- that one has the worm in it.

That is a sexy ice cube.

It interferes with the drinking.

It does.

That's great.

Shortage of limes?

No problem.

What is next question mark we will do fresh squeezed lime juice -- what is next?

We will do fresh squeezed lime juice.

This was greeted by a texas socialite.

We did fresh lime juice, cointreau -- tiple sec.



-- voila.

We're going to do a little bit of cointreau.

You want to get the stems out of there.

We have the heat and the seeds.

Someone know, i like it.

We have about a minute, so let's -- no, i like it.

We have about a minute, so let's rock it.

This is a classic margarita.

Throw that in there.

More lime juice.

When you shake the cocktail, smack it on top.

Shake it, don't fake it.

And smile.

That is it.

That is how you do it.

You look like you have been doing that for years.

Now you will pour that into the glass.

I have clearly done something wrong.

No, there you go.

And i'm going to pour that straight in.


we have a shot, the jalapeno garnish, very, very classy.

Oh, that is terrific.


I much improved to take on the classic.

You can do a lot.

You can add mescale to that.

This is the classic margarita.

We have run out of time to try it.

We know how that tastes.

All of these recipes -- check out @marketmakers.

We will be right back on

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