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Where Can We Find Florida's Best Made Key Lime Shooter?

Griller Jul 4, 2006 02:05 PM

No: "my house", answers allowed.

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  1. Suzie RE: Griller Jul 4, 2006 02:18 PM

    Is there somewhere in Fla you are visiting? Just about every bar South of Orlando makes them.

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      fauchon RE: Griller Jul 4, 2006 02:28 PM

      Out of the loop here...what's key lime shooter?

      1. Suzie RE: Griller Jul 4, 2006 02:54 PM

        Its a shot thats tastes like a Key Lime Pie. Here is a basic recipe.
        1/4 oz Rose Lime Juice
        1/2 oz Good White Rum
        1 oz Licor 43
        1 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
        1/2 oz Half and Half

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          Griller RE: Griller Jul 5, 2006 10:53 AM

          Thank you Suzie for your response--and the recipe, too. We'll be in the Fort Myers area for a few days, but doing some touring along the Gulf Coast, so I'd like to sample a Shooter or two as we amble.

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            LilMsFoodie RE: Griller Jul 5, 2006 12:05 PM

            sounds disgusting but you probably can find any number of bars on Fort Myers Beach that will oblige. Try the Lani Kai, they specialize in tropical drinks and are a favorite of college kids. The Pier also has a busy bar and I'll ask some kids at work for their ideas.

            The bars on Sanibel tend to an older crowd and you are more likely to find a martini menu than a key lime shot. As I was writing, I did think of a place on Sanibel that might oblige: Doc Ford's Rum bar. That might just be the ticket. LMF

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              Griller RE: LilMsFoodie Jul 5, 2006 06:53 PM

              I'm cut to the quick, LilMsFoodie. Had my first and only Key Lime Shooter at the Hog's Breath Saloon in Key West in May. Was a cocktail, not a shot. Very tasty, and memorable. I'm a fan of the martini, too; but am totally unwilling to pay $10-$15 for a premium or flavored gin-based drink.

          2. Suzie RE: Griller Jul 5, 2006 01:36 PM

            I agree, stick with the bars along Fort Myers Beach. They most likely will have Licor 43 (the main ingredient for the shot). This was a very popular shot a couple of years ago and just about any bar that catered to the college scene offered it. I am not sure about now but any bar that is "touristy" should know how to make it.

            1. LilMsFoodie RE: Griller Jul 5, 2006 09:12 PM

              didn't mean to offend. I don't like kiddy drinks, including the silly martini drinks. They are hugely popular and are the difference between profit and loss for many a restaurant.

              I'm a wino with the occasional G&T or if pressed an original Margarita. Have a great time in SW Florida. It you want to do a sunset cocktail you pretty much need to stay on Fort Myers Beach or perhaps the Turtle Club in Naples. Salud. LMF

              1. Suzie RE: Griller Jul 5, 2006 09:16 PM

                Next time you are in Key West, try the Key Lime Shooter at the Conch Republic. Its even better then H.B.

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