Monday, August 18, 2014

Dessert In A Glass

Every summer, right after school gets out, my family takes a weeklong trip the Gulf Coast of Florida.  We have 2 restaurants that we always go to at least once while we are there.  It was at one of these restaurant that I found one of my favorite cocktails...a key lime pie martini.  After drinking them for a couple of years, I decided to try my hand at duplicating it at home. We have a lime tree so I had plenty to practice with.  I made note of the ingredients from the restaurant's menu but I still had to figure out the proportions.  After a couple of tries, I mastered it and now I can have my favorite cocktail whenever I want.  Here is what I came up with:

Key Lime Pie Martini

2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
1 oz. Licor 43 (Spanish Vanilla liquer)
3/4 oz. Midori
1/2 oz. Lime juice
Splash of half and half or cream
Graham cracker crumbs

Rim a frozen martini glass with the graham cracker crumbs.  Combine the rest of the ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake for 30 seconds and then strain into the glass.  Voila...key lime pie in a glass!