Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini

What do you get when you combine my favorite pie with my husband’s love of coconut? This Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini recipe!

Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini

Let me get this out in the open: cocktails inspired by desserts are the best thing ever. Someone should open up a bakery/bar where you can buy treats, but also get the same things in a cocktail. Maybe that would be weird. It probably would be. But in my head, it sounds a bit cool.

When I joined up for #CocktailDay, I knew I wanted exactly that: a dessert cocktail. This brought me to think of our favorite pies. For me, Key Lime Pie is tops and for David, he goes for a Coconut Creme Pie. A Key Lime Martini has coconut flavors, but I decided to be an amazingly generous wife and amp up the coconut flavors to make this a drink that David would enjoy even more.

The result was a rockin’ Coconut-Key Lime Pie MartiniWith the first sip, pow! You get plenty of coconut flavor, but then you get the tartness of the Key Lime. I’m happy, he’s happy…it’s a win/win! I think you’ll love it too, especially if you like these flavors like we do.

A word about rimming your martini glass: I dipped the top of the glass in a bit of key lime juice and then into a mixture of crushed graham crackers and toasted coconut. Alternately, if you have a Trader Joe’s nearby, they have a great option too – their Toasted Coconut Cookie Thins are perfect for crushing and rimming a glass.

The Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini is rimmed with a mixture of Graham Crackers + Toasted Coconut

Here’s the full recipe — enjoy!

Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini

Yield: Approximately 4 1/2 ounces

Serving Size: 1


    For Rim
  • Key Lime Juice (enough to moisten rim)
  • 1/2 sheet graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • For Cocktail
  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 3/4 ounce key lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons cream of coconut


  1. Place a small amount of key lime juice in small, shallow plate that is wide enough to fit the top of the martini glass. On another plate of the same size, mix together graham cracker crumbs and coconut flakes. Tip top rim of martini glass in to key lime juice, allow excess to drip off and then dip immediately into the graham cracker/coconut mixture.
  2. Fill a shaker half way full with ice. Add all cocktail ingredients and shake until well combined. Pour into prepared martini glass. Serve.

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About the Author: brandie (551 Posts)

Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


  1. How fabulous would this be, I am drooling thinking about it, great cocktail!!

  2. I love that martini glass! Great drink!

  3. Dessert in a glass? Yes please – this is my kind of after dinner cocktail!

  4. I love iced Irish coffee
    Jameson’s Baileys Irish Cream and Espresso over ice

  5. A skinny margarita!

  6. I love a good Amaretto Sour

  7. my favorite would probably be bacardi oakheart and coke with lime. but i also love presidente margaritas!

  8. I love key lime pie so this cocktail is right up my alley.

  9. Oh yum… that sounds like a delicious combination! I normally find coconut rum cocktails too sweet for my tastes, but the key lime juice sounds like just the thing to balance things out.

  10. Wow! I love how you transformed one of my favorite desserts into a cocktail. So beautiful, too!

  11. Key Lime Pie in a glass! That’s great!

  12. Jennifer J says:

    I love margaritas & amaretto sours!

  13. I would totally go to a bakery/bar! This cocktail is dreamy. We make a key lime pie martini that’s amazing but I love the addition of the coconut!

  14. Gorgeous photos! This is making me wish I were on Key West drinking a coconut key lime martini basking in the sunshine!

  15. I’ll be honest and say that I’m not a fan of coconut, but this looks darned good, anyway. I’ll bet I could turn that coconut into almond, though … might be worth a try.

  16. I love mojitos

  17. Jennifer Brown says:


  18. Carol Yemola says:

    I love a good Cosmo!

  19. I like yummy margaritas

  20. This is so pretty Brandie. I am so happy you joined us this week. Such a pleasure working with you. xx

  21. I love dessert cocktails too! Great idea for a bakery and cocktail bar in one. If you open one I will come! Coconut-Key Lime Martini sounds like vacation in a glass!

  22. Oh no that’s not weird I actually love that idea! If you open one I will be there for the grand opening.

    I tried a key lime pie martini once and I was head over heels for it! Then the bartender quit and no one else knew how to make it…I am so happy to see this! Pinning it to my to do list.


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