Next time you order a mixed drink on a flight, it might not look so special. Some airlines have stopped adding fruits like limes to beverages.

Vodka tonics and diet cokes may arrive without that extra lime due to a recent shortage and price spike, the Associated Press reports.

"We temporarily pulled limes about two weeks ago, due to skyrocketing lime prices," Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Halley Knigge told AP. Limes are used often in Alaska Airlines beverages as Knigge said they go through about 900 a day.

The supply has been short because lime growers in Michoacan, Mexico have had to deal with drama caused by drug cartels and flooding from heavy rains. A drought in California and an increasing demand for Mexican food specialties like margaritas and tacos has caused prices to increase to a three-year high.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the average price of a lime in supermarkets in the U.S. was 56 cents last week. However during the same week last year, the average was only 37 cents.

United Airlines has also cut back on limes and had resorted to using lemons as a result of the drought in California.

"We still serve limes, though they're more difficult to source. So, on some flights we're substituting with lemons,"  spokesman Rahsaan Johnson told AP. A cater for United said the airline only has 15 to 20 percent of its usual lime inventory. However the lime shortage isn't expected to last long. United expects to have a normal supply by late May.

The lime shortage might not seem like a big deal to some, but some frequent fliers aren't happy about it. Ben Schlappig, author of the travel blog One Mile at a Time, says "There are lots of cocktails where lemon simply isn't a substitute for lime," he says. "Ultimately it's just a minor annoyance, but as someone that's addicted to Diet Coke with lime, it does make my beverage selection a little tougher."

Not every airline is affected by the lime shortage. Delta Air Lines and American Airlines haven't made any changes and JetBlue has never provided fresh limes.