The Winner Of The Key West Express Cocktail Contest Is…

What a great contest Castaways! With 80 votes here on the site and many more on Facebook and Twitter, this has to be one of the most popular contests we’ve had. You guys must really like your rum drinks! Doesn’t hurt that we we’re giving away 2 tickets to go down to Key West aboard the Key West Express either I suppose.

Enough perpetual rambling, I’m guessing you want to know who the winner is.

With a total of 55 votes, the winner of the Key West Express Cocktail Contest is…

Kevin Sorrels and his Express De-Stress cocktail recipe

The Express De-Stress by Kevin Sorrels

  • 2 oz Siesta Key Dark Rum
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • Juice of a half lime

Shake and strain over crushed ice. Float a splash of Grenadine. A dash of bitters and a touch of nutmeg.

Congratulations to Kevin!

This is a great recipe and uses some great local Florida rum. If you haven’t tried the award winning Siesta Key Rum yet you’re missing out.

I want to thank our other two finalists Jennifer and Michael, both of your cocktail recipes were mouth-water as well.  I have added them to my little black book of boat drinks, as I’m sure many others have as well.

I also want to thank all you other Castaways for submitting your cocktail recipes and for voting like you did. You guys are the ones that make this site and the contests we have work so well. I raise my glass to you.


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By |2011-07-13T10:54:41+00:00July 13th, 2011|Boat Drinks, Contests|4 Comments

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  1. Jennifer Kennedy July 13, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Congrats Kevin!

  2. Michael Balka July 13, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Well done, Kevin! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. Kevin Sorrels July 13, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you both. I have tried both drinks and loved them!

    Let me know what you think!


  4. Rori July 13, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Way to go Kevin! Enjoy the Express & Enjoy Decompressing! Have a blast in Key West!

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