Should you really need a reason to head down to The Keys, this national holiday, on September 23 honoring Florida´s famed sweet and tangy dessert, is a great one.
We put together excellent hotspots in the Florida Keys – from Islamorda to Key West – celebrating National Key Lime Pie Day with cocktails that offer unique and drinkable takes on the traditional slice of Key Lime Pie:
Cheeca Lodge & Spa – Islamorada
This tropical paradise ́s amenities include a 1,100 foot-long private beach, three restaurants, and The Tiki Bar.
Key Lime Martini at The Tiki Bar
The resort’s take their delicious on Key Lime Pie dessert blends Tito’s Handmade Vodka, KeKe Key Lime Liqueur and Licor 43 in a martini glass with a Graham Cracker rim.
81801 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL; cheeca.com; @cheecalodge
24 North Hotel – Key West
24 North Hotel, one of the group of hotels in The Keys Collection that anchoring the New Town neighborhood of Key West, serves cocktails at its poolside oasis, Toasted Coconut, and their Havana-esque craft cocktail bar, Republica.
Key Lime Colada at Republica Bar
Cruzan Key Lime Rum combined with Key Lime Cream Liqueur, Graham Cracker Crumbs, Pina Colada Mix and Lime.
Lime Daiquiri at Toasted Coconut
Papa’s Pilar Blonde Rum, a splash of Simple Syrup and a squeeze of Lime Juice.
3820 N Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL ; 24northhotel.com; @24northhotel
The Gates Hotel – Key West
Gates Hotel Key West, an upscale lifestyle hotel with a minimalist style, has a poolside bar and lounge, Rum Row, that serves up unique takes on classic cocktails all year round.
Sloan’s Key Lime Pie Cocktail at Rum Row
Key West First Legal Rum and fresh Key Lime Juice together with a dash of Condensed Milk, Cardamom Liqueur, Simple Syrup and a Fresh Egg, shaken and served with a dollop of Whipped Cream and crushed Graham Cracker & Captain Crunch rim.
3824 N Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL ; gateshotelkeywest.com; @gateskeywest
Looking for a non-alcoholic or pre-cocktail hour beverage to toast the holiday? Head to the Key West Key Lime Pie Co.
Key Lime Pie Milkshake at Key West Key Lime Pie Co
Blended with a slice of their infamous Key West Key Lime Pie, two hefty scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Cold Milk, and topped with Whipped Cream.
511 Greene Street, Key West, FL; keylimepieco.com
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