The Key Lime Festival
What's More American Than Key Lime Pie?
Key West, FL USA
July 2-4, 2016
4th Annual

Saturday, July 2nd | 2-4 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 2016 Key Lime Martini & Margarita Championships as 15 bars compete for the coveted Key Lime Cup. 12 contestants. 16 drinks. 6 judging locales. More Key lime craziness than you can shake a stick at. Sign up in advance and get a free souvenir sampling cup (first 175 people). Get ready to taste the best of the best.

The 2016 Sip & Stroll starts at 2pm on Saturday, July 2nd at The Green Parrot Bar, 601 Whitehead 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 15 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

Host Bars 

You Must Register at The Green Parrot for your official Judging Card and Sip & Stroll Cup.

601 Whitehead Street 

1. Mary Ellen's Lounge 
2. The Green Parrot Margarita 

301 Whitehead Street
3. Kelly's Margarita
4. Kelly's Martini
5. The Southernmost Beach Cafe 

115 Duval Street

6. Bagatelle Martini
7. Bagatelle Margarita

RICK'S (2-4 PM)
202 Duval Street
8. Rick's Margarita
9. Rick's Martini
10. Sunset Pier​

4 Charles Street

11. Smokin' Tuna Margarita
12. Square Grouper Martini
13. Square Grouper Margarita 

429 Caroline Street

14. The Other Side 
15. Ocean Key Resort Margarita
​16. Hot Tin Roof Martini
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.
Love & Limes

Sip & Stroll Competitors

Does your bar, restaurant or hotel serve up the best Key lime concoction in the Florida Keys? Prove it at the 2015 Key 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. 15 competitors. 15 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 five designated locations on July 2nd between 2pm and 4pm (Last location will be 3-5). During this time, entrants will be visited by 3 official Judges and approximately 250 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. Sip & Stroll Judging Totals account for 40% of the total score. Official Judges Totals account for 60% of the 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 fee is $30 and limited to the first twenty establishments. 1st Place Martini, 1st Place Margarita and 1st Place People's Choice will each receive a trophy and $100 cash!
key lime festival sip and stroll map

2015 Key Lime Sip & Stroll Results 

Over 200 Sip and Strollers and some official culinary judges partook in the Key Lime Goodness that kicked off the 2015 Festival.

1. The Other Side - Tim Rabior
2.  Bagatelle - Damian DeAngelis
3.  Kelly's Caribbean Bar Grill and Brewery

1. Southernmost Beach Cafe Gretchen Voigt
2. Smokin' Tuna Saloon Matt Oconnell, Steve Lawson, Robert Jones 
3. Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill 

1. Bagatelle  
2. The Other Side
3. Kelly's Caribbean Bar & Grill