A Key Lime Martini is just what it sounds like: a candy ‘tini that tastes like key lime pie. This is one seriously delicious cocktail, and it’s all about the flavor. Key lime is a transporting flavor that takes you away to the tropics the instant your tastebuds start to analyze it. Like the pie, the Key Lime Martini keeps you coming back for another taste, because you just can’t stop enjoying the strangeness of a flavor that’s equal parts tart and mellow and sweet. It’s also pretty to look at and easy to make, even for novice bartenders.
Naturally, the Key Lime Martini makes a great dessert drink. It’s also terrific for parties.
- 2 ounces vanilla vodka
- 1/2 ounce key lime juice or liqueur (or Rose’s lime will do in a pinch)
- 2 tablespoons Coco Lopez cream of coconut
- 1 ounce pineapple juice
- 1 ounce heavy whipping cream
- Graham cracker crumbs
Rim a glass with the graham cracker crumbs. Fill a martini shaker with ice and put all the other ingredients in it. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a wheel of lime or a lime twist.