I absolutely love lemons and limes in my drinks; as far as I’m concerned, the more tart the better, and these key lime cooler cocktails definitely deliver. They can get pretty sour, but you can easily tone it down by adding more or less sugar, depending upon your preference. They’re a great drink to sip on during the remaining warm days of summer/early fall, but they’d be equally great alongside an indoor or outdoor grilled dinner.
I found the key lime juice used in these at my local store in the cocktail juice aisle. We looked all over for it in the refrigerated juice, but we finally located it in the non-refrigerated section. It’s a lot easier than juicing tons of key limes, and I think the taste (I used a Florida brand) is identical.
- 1 1/2 oz vodka or rum
- 1 oz key lime juice
- 1 tsp sugar (or more or less to taste)
- Soda water, to top
- Splash of triple sec
- Limes, to garnish
- Micro greens, to garnish
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the vodka, lime juice and sugar in. Shake well. Pour into glass filled with ice. Top with soda water and a splash of triple sec. Garnish with limes and micro greens.