I've had such fun doing a bit of cocktail testing with my key limes! Although I must admit, it takes a bit of elbow grease and patience to juice those little suckers.
Compared to Persian limes, key limes are a touch sweeter and a lot more aromatic, so I wanted to create a drink that really highlights the key lime flavor. And with the weather here in Georgia still warm yet hinting at a gorgeous Fall season ahead, I thought a cocktail suited for this transition period was the right way to go.
A touch of Summer, a touch of Fall, and a perfect accompaniment to either season, may I present to you “The Pa.” I named this after my grandfather “Pa” because he loved Bourbon and because I planted my key lime tree in his yard. He was a fanatic about caring for his lawn with the same passion and precision he exhibited as a Navy pilot, so I like to think it's his lingering energy that's to thank for my beautiful key lime bounty.