I had a bunch of key limes leftover after using some to decorate my Rum and Coke Cupcakes. It being a Saturday night and all, I decided to make a cocktail. My new best friend, Pinterest, quickly offered up a recipe for a Key Lime Martini and it just so happened that I had all the required ingredients.
I doubled the recipe so the boyfriend could partake as well, so I needed one shot glass full of key lime juice. As I stood squeezing my eighth tiny lime I thought to myself, this better be worth it.
It was most definitely worth it. Creamy, sweet and a little tart. The only way it could have been better was if I had some graham crackers to crush and rim the glass with.
Key Lime Martini from Sandra Lee on the Food Network Website
- 2 shots vanilla vodka
- 1/2 shot key lime juice
- 2 tablespoons cream of coconut (I put in an extra tablespoon – I LOVE cream of coconut!)
- 1 shot pineapple juice
Add all ingredients to a martini shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Serve.
So I have my drink, I get to sleep in late tomorrow, and Ian Somerhalder has a spot on this old episode of Law & Order: SVU that I am watching. Aside from the fact that a mosquito just came into my house and bit my elbow (seriously, isn’t there a way to eradicate these spawn of satan?!), life is good.
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! Here’s one for the ladies…