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.
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…
- 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
- Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a 4-5 ice cubes and shake vigorously.
- Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lime and/or cocktail sugar.
Recipe source: found on tastykitchen.com