I bought a bottle of key lime juice not so long ago to make a pie. (I know, you are thinking a key lime pie, right? Well, kind of... almost. But not exactly. Don't you worry your pretty little heads. ;) That recipe is coming to the blog before too long... )
When you have a nice sized bottle of key lime juice sitting in your fridge, you start to brainstorm all kinds of recipe ideas. Because well, you have a bottle of key lime juice.
And you want to use it all and not let a single drop of it go bad, right?
I actually spent a little time in the Keys years ago. In fact on one week long summer vacation to Key West, I made it my business to visit various local restaurants and bakeries in search of the perfect slice of key lime pie. Everyone has their preferences... but I am a traditional pie crust topped with tons of meringue kind of gal. ;)
Since I had already made a pie (Stay tuned! Be patient.), I decided why not try my hand at creating a key lime pie you could sip and maybe even get a little tipsy from? ;)
What you will need:
For the graham cracker crust rim-
1 1/2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs
1/2 tbsp sugar
(Makes enough to rim 2-3 martini glasses)
For the key lime pie martini-
A little ice
1 shot whipped cream vodka
1 shot key lime juice
Splash of Sprite
Lime slices (for garnishing- optional)
(Makes just 1 martini)
In a small bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs and sugar and then dump it on a small plate. Spread out the mixture evenly over the plate, pushing most of it towards the outer edges of the plate. Wet the edge of your martini glass with water or a little key lime juice. Then place your martini glass rim side down into the graham cracker mixture. Twist a few times to coat the rim evenly.
In a cocktail shaker, add in the ice, whipped cream vodka, and key lime juice. Give it a few quick shakes and then pour it into your prepared martini glass. Add a small splash of Sprite.
Garnish with a lime slice and then enjoy your liquid and very adult version of a key lime pie! ;)
What other summertime desserts would you like to see created in cocktail form?