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“Linda Gassenheimer has brilliantly filled in a missing piece of the regional American food jigsaw puzzleamusing and delicious, well-researched food from the seductive Florida Keys.” Barbara Kafka, author of Microwave Gourmet and The Microwave Gourmet Healthstyle Cookbook
Flavors of the Florida Keys
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-87113-540-7 • $20.00 • Paperback • June 1993
Over 175 recipes featuring the fish, shellfish, fruits, and vegetables of America’s tropical paradise.
Hog’s Breath Key Lime Shooter
The Hog’s Breath Saloon on Front Street in Key West is a packed saloon. Paige, the bartender, served us one of the most refreshing drinks I’ve had, explained how it was made, and served everyone else around us without missing a beat. A shooter is a 3-1/2-ounce drink served in a small shooter cup. The drink should be served immediately; do not let it sit on the ice.
This tastes like a Key Lime Pie in a shooter glass. The Spanish liqueur used in the drink is a pleasant mixture of light orange and vanilla flavors. Substitute Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Triple Sec if you can’t find Licor 43.
½ ounce light rum
½ ounce Licor 43 (Spanish orange liqueur, Guarentez Tres)
2 teaspoons Rose’s Lime Juice
º cup sour mix (Mr. And Mrs. T’s)
2 teaspoons orange juice
1 ounce half-and-half
Fill a 16-ounce shaker glass with ice and pour in all of the ingredients. Shake well, place strainer over shaker, and immediately pour into a shooter cup. (1 serving)