Have you heard about Siesta Key Rum? If not, something tells me you’ll be hearing more about them in the future.

My introduction to the brand came a couple weeks ago at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. I sampled their Siesta Key Silver rum and their yet to be released spiced rum. I’m no rum expert, but I can tell when a rum has a lot of character and tastes great, Siesta Key rum delivered.


I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought so, because Siesta Key Silver Rum took the Best in Class Gold medal at the Rum Renaissance tasting competition, which is the largest rum festival/competition in the western hemisphere. This relatively new rum on the block beat out several large well known brands in a blind taste test. Crazy right? And Drum Circle Distilling, makers of Siesta Key Rum, is located just an hour drive north on I-75. Can you say road trip!

Here are the tasting results from the Rum Renaissance Festival.

To celebrate my rum neighbor’s big win, I thought we’d do a Boat Drink recipe from their collection. Break out the Martini Glasses because here comes the Siesta Key Lime Martini.

Siesta Key Lime Martini

  • 1-1/2 parts Siesta Key Silver Rum
  • 1 part premium orange liqueur
  • 1-1/2 parts freshly squeezed key lime juice
  • Rim the glass with 1/2 tablespoon super fine sugar
  • Lime wheel to garnish


Pour rum, orange liqueur and lime juice in to shaker with ice. Shake and strain into sugar lined martini glass and garnish with lime. Raise glass and toast.

I don’t’ know about you but this rum cocktail sounds hugely refreshing and something I’ll be mixing up very soon.

If you would like to purchase bottles of Siesta Key Rum you can visit their website drumcircledistilling.com or you can find them in several stores in the Florida.

Let me know if you guys have tried Siesta Key Rum or have it on your shopping list.


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  1. Brad Beach May 18, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Sounds like a perfect drink to watch sunsets!

  2. RumShopRyan May 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Sunsets, Sunrises, sunny days, rainy days…anytime! Thanks for the comment Brad! Cheers!

  3. Damon @ Let's Tiki May 18, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve heard so many things about this rum. I can’t wait to get a bottle! The Siesta Key Lime Martini sounds great.

  4. RumShopRyan May 19, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I think I’m going to hit the local Total Wine and More here in Ft. Myers to pick up a bottle. Pictures to come! Thanks for the comment Damon, Cheers.

  5. Troy Roberts May 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Come on up to the distillery Ryan and I’ll give you a bottle!

  6. RumShopRyan May 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Do you guys give tours Troy? I’m definitely going to make it up there in the next few weeks. I’ll shoot you an email before I come up. Cheers buddy!

  7. Robert Burr May 21, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Ryan, a group of RumXPs are going to Drum Circle Monday, June 6 at 2pm, then we’re having dinner at Trader Vics at 6pm. We’re visiting Florida Caribbean Distillers in Lake Alfred the next morning at 10am. If your schedule permits, join us!

  8. Doug Gross September 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    All of the Siesta Key Rums are great! The silver is as smooth as it gets – highly recommended. I’m hoping to take a tour soon.

  9. RumShopRyan September 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I agree Doug. Big fan of Siesta Key Rum. Cheers!

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