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

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

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

      1. 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

        1. 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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          1. re: Griller

            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

            1. re: LilMsFoodie

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