Monday, July 24, 2017

Tropical and Refreshing!

When I blogged about the amazing tropical bar cart set up from OKL last time I said I was off to search for some tropical drink recipes that would be refreshing and delish!
I kept my word!

First, I headed to a favorite tropical spot -

 The Florida Keys.
Yes, it really is that beautiful
Every time.
These photos have not been edited.
Just iphone pics.

 Then Mollie and I set off to find the "best in The Keys" of one of our favorite drinks - 
The Mojito.
There's nothing like it on a hot, hot day!

We did our due diligence. We sipped in several picturesque locations...

And then we discovered the best one ever!
We went back again - just to confirm and to be sure there was honesty in reporting.

For sure. 
The best Mojito was at Lazy Days in Islamorada.
And the bartender willingly shared the secret!
 She uses Parrot Bay Key Lime Rum.

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Using this rum cuts out the need for simple syrup
 (which sometimes makes Mojitos too sweet and #calories)
And it is sooooo easy.
And light and refreshing.

All you need to do is:
1. Muddle fresh mint in the bottom of the glass
2. Fill a tall glass with ice.
3. Add Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay Key Lime Rum and fill with club soda.
4. Garnish with a lime.

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And just so you don't think we just ran around sipping Mojitos all day long- we found an amazing Smoked Wahoo Fish Dip at the Zane Grey Lounge.

Delicious and look at that presentation.
If only going to Happy Hour and reporting back was a full time job!


PS. I am not affiliated or compensated by any of the companies mentioned in this post. 
I'm just happily sharing great finds!


  1. Very disappointing MM, no bamboo dressers found at the curb?

    1. No. In fact we went on a thrifting jaunt and they have closed the Salvation Army stores in The Keys :( There were a few amazing things on the Miami Craigslist but alas - no time.

  2. So your vacay was in my family's hood and you hit ALL of my favorite spots. Lazy Days has the BEST happy hour in Islamorada for sure. Your Instagram was killing me while you were on that trip! Love the recipe for Key Lime mojitos, will be making those ASAP!

  3. Nice 'hood to have family in!! Glad you enjoyed the pics on IG and seriously Lazy Days slays in the Happy Hour category!! I'm embarrassed to say how many time we went in 1 week :)