The Key Lime Festival
What's More American Than Key Lime Pie?
Key West, FL USA
July 1-4, 2017
5th Annual

Saturday, July 1st | 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 2017 Key Lime Martini & Margarita Championships as about 12 bars compete for the coveted Key Lime Cup. 12 contestants. 12 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 2017 Sip & Stroll starts at 2pm on Saturday, July 1st at Charlie Mac's, 404 Southard Street (next to the Green Parrot). 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 12 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

2016 Host Bars  (2017 Bars Coming Soon)

You must check in at Charlie Mac's for your official Judging Card and Sip & Stroll Cup.

Charlie Mac's  (1-3 PM)
404 Southard Street 

1. Mary Ellen's Lounge 
2. Charlie Mac's 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 Martini
​16. Sunset Pier Margarita 
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 2017 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 six designated locations on July 1st 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

After the Sip & Stroll...
Arm Wrestling! 

2016 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 2016 Festival.

1. Rick's Margarita
2. The Other Side Martini
3. Ocean Key Resort Margarita

1. Rick's Margarita
2. Bagatelle Martini
3. Square Grouper Margarita

​Top 5 Margaritas
1. Ricks
2. My New Joint
3. Bagatelle
4. Ocean Key Resort
5. Green Parrot 

Top 5 Martinis
2. The Other Side
3. Square Grouper
4. Hot Tin Roof
5. Ricks

Key Lime Festival Sip n Stroll
Key Lime Festival Sip n Stroll