There are so many great places to grab a delicious beverage in Key West that it’s impossible to have a favorite. Sunset Watersports has done some collaborating and we’ve come up with an entire list of cocktails from local joints that we know won’t disappoint!
Key Lime Pie Martini – Schooner’s Wharf Bar
If Key West was an alcoholic beverage, it would be a key lime pie martini. Take alcohol, combine it with a tangy, sweet treat and you’ve got Key West in a cup! Schooner’s Wharf does a great job of serving up these mind-blowing martinis, accompanied with an old-island experience and beautiful waterfront view. http://www.schoonerwharf.com/
202 William Street (our neighbors at Sunset Watersports!)
Kiss Me Katie – Better than Sex
The name of this Key West dessert restaurant says it all, but the name of this cocktail may need some explaining. The Kiss Me Katie is Ayala Champagne served in a caramel brulee’d rimmed wine glass. There’s not much more to say besides GO TRY THIS INCREDIBLE CREATION, then let us know… is it truly better than sex? We promise we won’t judge, as we’ve tasted it for ourselves! http://www.betterthansexkeywest.com/
926 Simonton Street
Sangría – Santiago’s Bodega
This hidden spot is a local favorite but often missed my visitors because of its location deep within Bahama Village. Not only are the tapas out of this world, but with fresh cut fruit and deep wine glasses, Santiago’s sangria is arguably the best on the island. You can take a seat at the bar or make a reservation to enjoy a real Spanish dining experience.
207 Petronia Street
Frozen Key Lime Margarita – Willie T’s
Craft-cocktails whipped up by trendy mixologists using fresh ingredients is all the rage these days. Therefore, we understand your skepticism towards frozen drinks dispensed out of a machine at a bar… but you have to trust us on this one. With the perfect mix of sweet and tart, Willie T’s frozen key lime margarita is one of the most refreshing concoctions on the island. It’s the perfect drink to quench your thirst and cool you down as you make your way down Duval.
525 Duval Street
Mojito – Jimmy “Mr. Mojito’s” Drink Cart in Mallory Square
Sunset at Mallory Square is a spectacle in itself. Add these mojitos, and you’re officially in paradise. Jimmy, or “Mr. Mojito”, slays mojitos out of his antique car turned bar at an incredible speed with flawless precision. You can find Mr. Mojito outside of the Westin Key West Resort right on the water. We suggest you grab one before heading over to Mallory Square to watch the famous Key West sunset.
Hemingway Daiquiri – The Other Side
As mentioned earlier, we are very aware of the trendy, craft-cocktail mixology movement happening all around us…. so is Caroline’s Other Side. That’s why it’s no wonder that this bar wins most creative in Key West, hands down. From egg whites to agave, the staff at the Other Side are not bartenders. They are truly mixologists who have perfected their craft. It was hard to choose just one cocktail from their creative menu, but the Hemingway Daiquiri deserves a shout out. Papa’s Pilar 3yr Blonde Rum, grapefruit and lime juices, simple syrup, and maraschino liqueur… the end. Now go taste it for yourself!
429 Caroline Street
The Pain Killer – The Rum Bar at Speakeasy Inn
There’s not much pain in paradise that needs to be killed, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying this tasty treat. With a perfect blend of Pusser’s Rum, cream of coconut, OJ and pineapple, this cocktail is more like a dessert, so make sure you bring your sweet tooth! http://www.speakeasyinn.com/
1117 Duval Street
Now, we know there are a TON of places in Key West serving up creative cocktails, so please feel free to share with us your favorites in the comment section below. We are always looking for new things to try, so we can share with our Sunset friends.
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