Hi ya'l, ..... here's our Bartender's Key Lime that produces huge ........ It is also known as West Indian lime, bartender’s lime, Omani lime, or Mexican lime, Citrus aurantifolia 'Swingle' .....Compact enough even for urban balconies and limited-space gardens, Key Lime will begin bearing small, juicy, thick-skinned fruit at an early age! Even if there were no fruit at all, this evergreen would be attractive enough to grow as an ornamental. The leaves are lush and glossy, the small white flowers (arising indoors in late winter, just when the house needs some color and scent!) are intensely fragrant, and the habit is upright and well-branched. Depending on the size container and pruning you give it, but can also be kept smaller in Pots. The limes are the real prizes of Key Lime Tree. They arise in clusters of about 6 after the blooms pass...... Citrus aurantifolia 'Swingle' is a steady and prolific producer of small (1.5" diameter) acidic fruit with a strong and complex flavor. The size is just perfect !!.... Fun Facts : The Oxford English Dictionary dates the first use of "key lime" to 1905, in an issue of Country Gentleman, which described the fruit as "the finest on the market. It is aromatic, juicy, and highly superior to the lemon..... Five- to seven-year-old orchards of one acre of Key Lime's (5.4–8 tons/acre)..... The lime still ripens for a considerable time after harvesting.....They say key lime pie originated in Key West some time toward the end of the 1800s. As the story goes, one William Curry, a prominent Key West resident and Bahamian-born immigrant who became Florida's first millionaire, had a cook called "Aunt Sally" who concocted the first pie from key limes. I don't know if this story is true, but it is widely repeated......The traditional key lime pie filling contains key lime juice, sweetened, condensed milk, and egg yolks............
A funny thing happens when you combine lime juice and sweetened, condensed milk. It sort of "cooks" itself without any heat. The eggs, I'm told, add extra body to the mix, and by the way, give key lime pie its traditional yellow color.........................................
..Key Lime Pie (The Drink)
SERVINGS 2 UNITS US
3 ounces stoli vanilla vodka
3 ounces light rum
2 tablespoons key lime juice or 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons cream of coconut (Coco Lopez)
2 tablespoons crushed graham cracker crumbs
Dip the rim of a martini glass into the caramel sauce; then press the glass into a saucer of graham cracker crumbs to coat.
In a shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, rum, lime juice, and cream of coconut.
Shake to blend and chill; strain into the rimmed glasses.