Key Lime Pie Martini
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Key Lime Pie Martini
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4.24 / 5
The Key Lime Pie Martini is a dessert-inspired cocktail that captures the tartness and sweetness of its namesake pie. By combining the citrus zing of fresh lime juice with the ... more The Key Lime Pie Martini is a dessert-inspired cocktail that captures the tartness and sweetness of its namesake pie. By combining the citrus zing of fresh lime juice with the rich texture of cream, and infusing it with the aromatic essence of vanilla from both vanilla vodka and vanilla liqueur, this indulgent drink mimics the flavors of the classic key lime pie. Served in a chilled cocktail glass, it offers a creamy, refreshing experience with a balance of flavors that could appeal to both dessert and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Its presentation often includes a graham cracker rim to further emulate the full pie experience.
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15.83% | 2.85 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Key Lime Pie Martini masterfully mimics its dessert counterpart with a clever mix of tart lime juice and smooth cream, heightened by a fragrant splash of vanilla from the vodka and liqueur, evoking the delight of the creamy, zesty pie. The harmonious interplay between the creamy texture and citrus tang makes it a delightful treat for those who enjoy dessert cocktails, cleverly capturing the essence of the beloved key lime pie in a sophisticated, sip-worthy form.

Method
How to make a Key Lime Pie Martini

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the inspiration behind the Key Lime Pie Martini?

The Key Lime Pie Martini is inspired by the classic dessert, Key Lime Pie, originating from Key West, Florida. This cocktail aims to emulate the tangy yet sweet flavor of the pie, combining lime juice and vanilla flavors with creamy texture, much like its dessert counterpart.

FAQ

How can I achieve a frothy texture in my Key Lime Pie Martini?

To achieve a frothy texture in your Key Lime Pie Martini, ensure you shake the ingredients vigorously with ice in a shaker until well chilled. The cream in the mix, when shaken hard, aerates and creates a lovely frothy texture that's perfect for this dessert-inspired martini.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Can the Key Lime Pie Martini be made into a non-alcoholic version?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Key Lime Pie Martini can be made by substituting the vanilla vodka and vanilla liqueur with non-alcoholic vanilla extract or syrup. Increase the cream slightly to balance out the flavors, ensuring a similar creamy, tangy taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish pairs well with a Key Lime Pie Martini?

A Key Lime Pie Martini pairs wonderfully with a garnish of whipped cream and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs around the rim of the glass. You can also add a slice of lime or a small twist of lime zest for an extra touch of citrus elegance.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Key Lime Pie Martini for a party?

For a party, serve Key Lime Pie Martinis in chilled cocktail glasses prepared ahead of time. You can garnish the rims with graham cracker crumbs before the event starts. For a festive touch, prepare small lime wedges or twists and whipped cream for guests to add as they please. Consider making a large batch of the cocktail mix, keeping it in the refrigerator, and then shaking individual servings with ice as guests request them for freshness and the best texture.

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