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St Patty’s Day Marg O’Rita

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If you want to change your luck this St. Patrick’s Day, put down the green beer and pick up a Marg O’Rita! Here is my two favorite recipes from my St Patty’s day yesterday!


1.5 oz. Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
3/4 oz. Margaritaville® Triple Sec
3/4 oz. Melon Liqueur
5 oz. Margaritaville® Margarita Mix
Splash of Orange Juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into glasses.

3 oz. Margaritaville® Gold Tequila
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 1/2 oz. Agave Nectar
1 1/2 oz. Lime Juice
3/4 Medium Ripe Avocado

Fill ice reservoir in your Frozen Concoction Maker with ice. Pour ingredients in glass jar. Concoct until smooth. Pour into your favorite glasses. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Makes approximately 2-3 drinks.

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Hurricane Drink Recipe

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Need a Hurricane Drink Recipe before, you know…. go insane? No problem! Here is a one with a Class 5 Upgrade made with Rum.


  • 2oz Spiced Rum – Key West Distillery is my fav
  • 2oz Silver Code Rum – Key West Distillery is my fav
  • 2oz Key Lime Code Rum  (for class 5 Hurricane)

Other Stuff

  • 2oz Passion Fruit Juice
  • 4oz Orange Juice
  • 1oz Grenadine
  • 1/4 Cup Ice

Regular Hurricane Recipe

Add ice to your 16oz Cup. Add in the Spiced Rum, Silver Rum, Passion Fruit, Orange Juice, and Grenadine. Cover with a Shaker Top and shake it like you mean it. Pour into a hurricane glass or keep it in your Cup.

Class 5 Hurricane Recipe

Same as above but add in the Key Lime rum. This will help keep you from going insane.

The sweet taste of the Spiced Rum & Key Lime Rum make this Hurricane Drink a bit more on the sweeter side of tropical drinks. The Key Lime adds a nice hint of flavor reminding you of your last trip to Key West.

My Key West Trip

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My first trip to Key West was in November 2017. A group of 13 friends traveled to the little island for the National Offshore Boat Races.  All of us have families and decided this trip would be adults only.  This will be a very interesting since this group had been busy with small children. I will have multiple posts on this trip, but here I’ll give you an overview.

My wife, a friend, and I traveled the Sunday before the races to enjoy the calm before the storm.  Most of our group planned to arrive on Wednesday. I am so glad we did this. This way we could do some of the bucket list items we wanted to do. We flew into Fort Lauderdale and took a puddle jumper into Key West. It was an amazing flight, especially since I am working on my pilot’s license and have flown into Key West on my flight simulator many times.

After we landed we headed to our condo in Stock Island.  It’s a three bedroom, two floor townhouse locales in Coral Hammock area. Great place and we had a great view of the pool. The CVS next door was perfect for getting items we needed.

The first few days we hit the major tourist locations. Once our group arrived there were more restaurants and bar hopping along with a lot of shenanigans.

The end of the week was dedicated to the boat races and more shenanigans.

The trip back home was interesting. We are supposed to fly out of Key West, but due to flight scheduling issues, we ended up driving to Fort Lauderdale with a rental car. This was a great unplanned travel that I am glad it happened.


Places to Stay

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There are many places to stay in Key West and the lower Keys as well.  It’s hard to say where you would like to stay because there are so many options.   You can stay at one of the resorts from anywhere from $279 to $549 a night to a condo on Stock Island for $2300 a week for three bedrooms.   It’s very hard to say.  During our trip we took a condo in Coral Way Condos on Stock Island which didn’t allow us to be near Duval St, but it was only a $15 Uber ride one way.  For the three of us that stayed there, it was good.  We had the chance to hang out with the locals which was wonderful. We found out that 6 other members of our group stayed in the same complex.

Key West Beach

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Key West is not known for it’s beaches.  I has a few cool public beaches that we did visit.  Largest recommendation I have is to wear boat shoes.  The beaches are not sandy rather than broken sea shells.  On feet, it’s somewhat uncomfortable.  Now about the beaches …..

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No-Bake Key Lime Pie Dip

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Easy key lime dessert recipe. This No-Bake Key Lime Pie Dip is an fun dessert that combines the sweet and tart flavor of a key lime pie in a cream cheese dip. Serve with graham crackers

It’s a very easy to make dessert that can be served with graham crackers or vanilla wafers!  I’ve made it a few times and it’s amazing.  Prep time is 10 minutes, but I am slow so it took longer.

Easy cream cheese dip recipe that tastes just like key lime pie. This No-Bake Key Lime Pie Dip is great with graham crackers or as a fruit dip.

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National Margarita Day – February 22nd, 2018!

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We pay tribute and honor the margarita on this special day of celebration.  We so deeply respect and value its place in our history that we have set aside Feb. 22 of every year as National Margarita Day.  We plan to celebrate in style.  Here is our favorite Margarita Recipe:

  • 1 shot patron silver tequila
  • 1 shot grand marnier
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 3/4 shot lime juice
  • finish filling shaker with margarita mix
  • 1/2 full of ice mixer


Welcome to Paradise!

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Welcome to our little corner called Paradise. Some of it is physical, Some of it is a frame of mind.


  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing & Boating
  • Jetskis
  • Swimming
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Delicious Food

Exotic Cocktails

  • Drink Recipies
  • Variety of Beers
  • Refreshments
  • Night Life
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