What do you get when you combine my favorite pie with my husband’s love of coconut? This Coconut-Key Lime Pie Martini recipe!
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 Martini. With 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.
Here’s the full recipe — enjoy!
- Serves: Approximately 4½ ounces
- Serving size: 1
- Key Lime Juice (enough to moisten rim)
- ½ sheet graham crackers, crushed
- ½ tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
- 1½ ounces coconut rum
- 1½ ounces vanilla vodka
- ¾ ounce key lime juice
- ½ ounce pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons cream of coconut
- 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.
- 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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