Key Lime Martini


 This recipe for a Key Lime Martini is just what it sounds like: a sweet and sour martini that tastes like a tropical slice of key lime pie.

This recipe for a Key Lime Martini is just what it sounds like: a sweet and sour martini that tastes like a tropical slice of key lime pie.

I’m sure we all have St. Patrick’s day on the brain this week and I always try to share some sort of unique drink recipe for those that like to enjoy a cocktail or two for the holiday.  Last year, I shared this pretty Tropical Leprechaun drink that was just awesome.  This Key Lime Martini is one seriously delicious cocktail, and it’s all about the flavor here.  It has a sweet and sour taste, a hint of vanilla and very strong lime flavor that really makes it taste like you’re drinking a key lime pie.  It’s such a delicious combination of flavors, especially with the pineapple juice added.

If you like key lime pie, you’ll love this liquid version.  I actually never even used to like key lime pie until I had it down in….you guessed it…the actual Keys (Key West)!  That was back when I was living in Miami, Florida for 6 months in 2012 and we took a drive down through all of the Keys.   I decided a long time before this that key lime pie was one of my least favorite desserts.  I was never a citrus girl, really.  Well, it really grew on me.  It also helped that they have the most amazing key lime desserts in southern Florida.  It’s what they do best!

For all of you Key Lime lovers, you might want to take a look-see at these key lime pie truffles I made a couple years back.  They are super popular on the blog!  Also, there is this key lime pie DIP that you really shouldn’t miss. Just saying…

Key Lime Martini recipe that tastes like a slice of key lime pie.

Key Lime Martini
Recipe type: cocktail
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Total time: 
Serves: 2
This recipe for a Key Lime Martini is just what it sounds like: a sweet and sour martini that tastes like a tropical slice of key lime pie.
  • 1⅓ oz Vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. Rum
  • 1 oz. Midori (melon flavored liqueur)
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1 Teaspoon simple syrup
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  2. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lime and/or cocktail sugar.

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21 Responses to “Key Lime Martini”

  1. March 16, 2015 at 1:14 AM #

    Is it summer yet? What a fabulous drink! xo, Catherine

  2. March 16, 2015 at 9:29 AM #

    I am a martini fiend and always order one when I go out for dinner. I love this key lime one! It would be perfect on dreary days like today when I need some sunshine in my life!

  3. March 16, 2015 at 2:23 PM #

    I would definitely enjoy this martini after the brutal winter we’ve had! Yummy!

  4. March 16, 2015 at 2:55 PM #

    It’s been awhile since I’ve had a martini. This is definitely a good pick me up after this winter!

  5. March 16, 2015 at 3:47 PM #

    I wish I had one of these right now!

  6. March 16, 2015 at 8:02 PM #

    It’s definitely been a Monday and I could use one okay two of these : )

  7. March 16, 2015 at 8:41 PM #

    This is so pretty! I wish I had one to unwind with right now!

  8. March 17, 2015 at 7:10 AM #

    What a gorgeous martini. I love the key lime flavor.

  9. March 17, 2015 at 10:17 AM #

    I wish I had one of these today, haha!

  10. March 17, 2015 at 1:13 PM #

    What a fun and puckery cocktail. I’ll take two please. One for now and one for later 😉

  11. March 17, 2015 at 3:33 PM #

    Sweet and sour martinis are my favorite. This one sounds fabulous! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  12. March 17, 2015 at 6:01 PM #

    Oh my yes, this is a cocktail that I’d be happy to celebrate with any time of the year.

  13. March 17, 2015 at 7:32 PM #

    I make a key lime pie martini from time to time (but it’s entirely different from yours) – now is the perfect time for enjoying one. I’ve got to try yours, it looks lovely!

  14. March 17, 2015 at 9:48 PM #

    I so need this in my life! This cocktail is so festive!

  15. March 17, 2015 at 9:54 PM #

    Oh, yummy! I’ve made several key lime cheesecakes, but key lime martinis sound even better!

  16. March 17, 2015 at 9:59 PM #

    I could have used one of these friday! We need to have cocktail hour together one day! <3

    • March 17, 2015 at 10:31 PM #

      I’m all for that!

  17. March 18, 2015 at 2:55 AM #

    Oh my gosh, this is perfection. I love citrus. I just got finished noshing two oranges. I can’t get enough citrus. We don’t see a lot of key lime desserts here. I need to do something about that. I think I’ll start with a martini inspired one thanks to this gorgeous drink.

  18. March 18, 2015 at 9:01 AM #

    Key lime is one of my favorite flavors. It’s perfectly sweet and has just the right amount of sour bite. Plus, who doesn’t love a festive cocktail?

  19. March 18, 2015 at 7:42 PM #

    We almost moved to Miami in 2012 (what a coincidence!) but it didn’t work out. I visited Key West a few times, though, and loved it! I’m torn about Key Lime Pie – I guess it depends on how it’s made. However, I would *love* to try this Martini! Delicious!!

  20. March 18, 2015 at 9:11 PM #

    I adore everything key lime. And a martini is even better. Now if it would just warm up here in Boston, I’d make this!

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