Key Lime Pie Martini

As you drop south of Miami, Highway 1 meanders some 90 miles to Key West. Along that stretch of road are seafood shanty restaurants serving “Keys” fare of Cracked Conch, Fresh Fish a thousand ways and the ever popular Key Lime Pie. This Conch Republic  signature dessert is the inspiration for the Key Lime Martini. Now we are typically not into Foo-Foo drinks but this cocktail emulates the dessert of its namesake so beautifully we cannot resist.

The base has to be Cuarenta Y Tres Liqueur also nicknamed Licor 43. It is a sweet cordial comprised of “43” ingredients showing vanilla, citrus and some herbal notes. The other crucial ingredient is Key Lime Juice. In a real pinch Roses Lime will do but best made with Nellie & Joe’s Original Key Lime Juice. The recipe is as follows:

Key Lime Pie Martini

In a Shaker Glass Filled with Ice Pour

  • 2 Ounce Licor 43
  • 1 Ounce Nellie and Joe’s Key Lime Juice
  • 1 Ounce Heavy Cream
  • ½ Ounce Simple Syrup to taste

Shake Like Crazy, Then Shake Some More!  Strain into a Graham Cracker Crust Rimmed Martini Saucer.  Top with Lime, Touch of Whipped Cream, Whatever!