Thursday, September 21, 2006

Key Lime Pie in a Glass

In my never-ending quest to slurp down more martini's than anyone in North Florida, I have come up with my own variation for the Key Lime Pie martini. There's a lot of recipes out there for Key Lime Pie libations but I tend to mix up whatever I have on hand and it usually turns out pretty tasty. Here's how I make my Key Lime Toonie:

First, you must make the graham cracker crumbs to rim the glass. I had plain graham crackers on hand since I don't like sugared ones so I pulverized a few graham crackers and added a little ground cinnamon and a little bit of sugar. I rimmed the glasses with lime and then dipped the rims into the graham, cinnamon and sugar crumb mix.

Into your biggest shaker that is filled about 2/3 of the way with ice add a 12 count of vanilla flavored vodka. I do a three count ounce so that's 4 ounces of vanilla vodka. Add the juice of 1/2 large lime (about 2 -3 ounces). Strain it through a little strainer so you don't get any seeds in the shaker. I didn't have any key limes on hand so I just used a regular lime. Key limes are small so if you use them you may need more than one. For good measure, I also added a splash of Rose's Lime, about an ounce. Now, add a half a small can of Coco Lopez sweetened real coconut cream, about 4 ounces. Put the lid on that shaker and rock and rattle until your husband comes rushing into the room to see what's shakin.'

Strain into large rimmed martini glasses,
garnish with a chunk of lime and enjoy.

Key Lime Pie Martini
Key Lime Pie Martini

* Flavored rum would be good instead of vanilla vodka. But you do need a vanilla flavor so if you don't have vanilla vodka or you decide to use rum, add a little - maybe a 1/4 teaspoon, of vanilla extract.
* Don't skip the graham cracker crumbs on the rim of the glass. That's what makes it taste just like Key Lime pie.
* We liked this cocktail but found it too sweet for the cocktail hour. Save it for an after dinner drink.


Lisa said...

One word, yum!

Kim said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh but that sounds toooooooooooo good...