Key Lime Martini
This martini is like a piece of Key Lime Pie in a glass…with a little alcohol. The Graham Cracker crumb is mandatory if you want the full experience. Key limes can be used if they are available, use 3 in this recipe.
My original recipe for this drink used a liqueur called “Keke Beach” – key lime pie liqueur. It is really great in this drink. Unfortunately this liqueur is not widely distributed, and we cannot get it in Maine or New Hampshire. If you can get your hands on a bottle of it, here is the recipe for 1 martini: juice from 3/4 fresh lime, 3 oz Keke Beach liqueur & 1 1/2 oz vanilla vodka.
Key Lime MartiniCourse: CocktailsDifficulty: Easy
For this recipe I have specified regular ”Persian” limes, which are the most common lime found in the markets. If you have access to Key Limes, which are smaller and not as tart, you will need to use 3 in this recipe.
2 Tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
Juice from 1/2 fresh lime
1/2 oz heavy cream
1 oz Midori (melon liqueur)
1 oz pineapple juice
2 oz vanilla vodka
Slice of lime for garnish (optional)
- Pour the graham cracker crumbs onto a small saucer that is just a little bigger than your martini glass.
- Use the leftover 1/2 lime once you have juiced it, to wet the rim of the martini glass, using the fleshy side. Dip the rim into the graham cracker crumbs to coat it evenly, rotating it as necessary. Place the lined martini glass in the freezer to ”frost” it.
- Place 10 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and top with the remaining ingredients. Shake well and strain into the graham cracker rimmed martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lime if desired.
- Serve immediately.