Lined with more than 20 frozen concoctions and countless different combinations to make slushy drinks, for the past 13 years, bartender Kyle Hall has been serving drinks to Spring Breakers in Key West at Flying Monkeys Bar, located at Fogerty’s Restaurant on Duval Street. His personal favorite cocktail isn’t frozen at all — he calls it the Keys Disease.
“It’s the drink you make for someone who asks the annoying question, what’s good here,” he said of the rum punch. “If someone doesn’t know what they want, this is the go-to drink.”
Made with three different rums, amaretto, and fruit juices, the drink is the perfect start to a night on Duval because it’s sweet, but not too sweet. Hall says it goes best with the deep fried fish bites on the menu.
His favorite part of working at Flying Monkeys is being able to people watch. “It’s a fun atmosphere, especially with the staff and the customers,” he said.
When he isn’t slinging drinks, he’s taking care of his kids and trying to get out fishing with his four-year-old son.