The Key Lime Festival
What's More American Than Key Lime Pie?
Key West, FL USA
July 4-7, 2019

Saturday, July 4th | 2-5 PM

Sip & Stroll Sign Up and Judging Information

Do you like to drink and judge? Are you crazy for Key Limes? Do you like bar strolls? Grab a group of friends and become Sip & Stroll Judges at the 2020 Key Lime Martini & Margarita Championships as about 9 bars compete for the coveted Key Lime Cup. 9 contestants. 10 drinks. 7 judging locales. More Key Lime Craziness than you can shake a stick at. Sign up in advance and get a free souvenir sampling cup.  Get ready to taste the best of the best.

The 2020 Sip & Stroll starts at 2pm on Saturday, July 4th at General Horseplay, 423 Caroline Street. Check-in starts at 1pm. We’ll give you your souvenir sampling cup, wristband and scorecard and let the fun begin. 2-4 bartenders will be set up at each bar. After you have checked in, you may visit the bars in any order until 4pm. Visit each, rate their drink, sip & stroll. Remember, there are about 10 drinks to sample, so consider pacing yourself. Drink samples will be served from 2pm-4pm. Winners will be posted on this page the following day. $30
Registration for all 2020 Key Lime Festival events will open soon!
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2019 Host Bars 

You must check in at General Horseplay for your official Judging Card and Sip & Stroll Cup.

General Horseplay  ( 1 - 3 PM )
423 Caroline Street
1. General Horseplay Martini

 4 Charles Street
2. Smokin' Tuna Margarita

RICK'S ( 2 - 4 PM )
 202 Duval Street
3. Rick's Margarita
4. Rick's Martini

430 Greene Street
5. Tiki House Margarita

115 Duval Street
6. Bagatelle Martini

101 Simonton Street
7. Legal Rum Margarita

FIRST FLIGHT ( 3 - 5 PM )  *Turn in Voting Cards Here!
301 Whitehead Street
8. First Flight Margarita
9. Sunset Pier Margaraita
10. The Southernmost Beach Cafe Margarita
11. Bonus Drink by Florida Key West Lime Juice!
Key Lime Festival volunteers will be on hand if you need them. Feel free to e-mail us if you have any questions at  Day of event, reach us by text @ (305) 923-7822 or (305) 619-2275.
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Sip & Stroll Competitors

Does your bar, restaurant or hotel serve up the best Key lime concoction in the Florida Keys? Prove it at the 2020Key Lime Martini & Margarita Championships as the best of the best compete for the coveted Key Lime Cup and lifetime of bragging rights that come with it. 12 competitors. 12 cocktails. 100's of Key Limes. 1 Champion.

Entry Requirements:
Open to commercial establishments in Monroe County licensed to serve liquor to the public. Individuals and unlicensed establishments are not eligible.

Entrants must prepare a Key lime margarita or martini from their original recipe at one of six designated locations on July 4th between 2pm and 4pm (Last location will be 3-5). During this time, entrants will be visited by approximately 300 Sip & Stroll Judges.  Each will be served about a 4 oz. sample of your drink.

Entries will be be judged on: Appearance (25%), Aroma (25%), and Taste (50%) and The Key Lime Cup will be awarded to the establishment with the highest total score.

Entrants are asked to bring all materials, equipment and ingredients they require. The Key Lime Festival will provide sampling glasses. Ice will be available at the designated locations.

Entry is free and limited to the first twenty establishments. 1st Place Martini and 1st Place Margarita  will each receive a trophy.
key lime festival sip and stroll map
bartender serving drink at sip and stroll

2018 Key Lime Sip & Stroll Results 

Over 240 Sip and Strollers partook in the Key Lime Goodness that kicked off the 2018 Festival. Score out of possible 15 points

Top 5 Key Lime Margaritas
1.Legal Rum Rum-A-Rita = 12.80
2. Rick's Margarita =  12.53
3. Sunset Pier = 12.16
4. Southernmost Beach Cafe = 12.07
5. Ocean Key Margarita  = 11.91 

Top 3 Key Lime Martinis
Martini Hot Tin Martini = 12.81
Smokin' Tuna Martini =  12.01
Rick's Martini = 11.92

general horseplay logo
first flight key west logo
smokin tuna saloon logo
ricks key west logo
bagatelle key west logo
ocean key resort and spa key west logo
southernmost beach cafe logo
key west legal rum distillery logo
tiki house key west logo