Favorite Recipes in Florida

By Cindy Adams

Nothing beats living in Florida and knowing all the best Florida recipes. Every state has its own set of unique foods, many of which can be recreated at home. From Cuban sandwiches to Key Lime Pie, Florida has some fantastic recipes. We’ve collected some of the best traditional Florida recipes all for your culinary enjoyment.


The mojito is a tropical standard for Florida. Five ingredients make this a warm-weather winner.


5 mint leaves, more for garnish
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1⁄2 ounce simple syrup
Club soda or sparkling water Lime slices, for garnish


Lightly muddle the mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker until aromatic. Add the rum, lime juice, simple syrup, a handful of ice and shake. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with lime slices and more fresh mint sprigs.