Key Lime Pie Martini

Total Time:
35 min
5 min
30 min

1 drink

  • Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glass
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) vanilla flavored vodka
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) key lime liqueur (recommended: KeKe Beach Key Lime Liqueur)
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Ice cubes

Pour the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a martini glass and roll the edge in the graham cracker crumbs. Chill the glass for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Combine the vanilla vodka, key lime liqueur, pineapple juice, and cream in a shaker. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well blended. Pour into prepared martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.

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    OMG. Best. Martini. Ever. Don't change a thing. It's perfection.
    what a awesome drink. We featured this at our "drink club" and everyone asked for the receipe. Thanks
    LOVE this once I made a few alterations. I think it is way too strong with the vanilla vodka so I substituted Dr. Magillicuddy's vanilla schnapps (French Kiss or regular Vanilla. I also increased the pineapple juice to 2 ounces. And when I shake it, I just use a nice long squirt of canned whipped topping instead of cream THEN shake.
    This is a YUMMY drink recipe. I however, found it to be a little bit too creamy. I changed it up a little to make it less creamy. I would RECOMMEND using only a dash of the heavy cream and doubling up on the pineapple juice...Yum!
    Too strong. Too much booze in it.
    I'm having a party tonight, and I wanted to change the drink selection up from the traditional beer/wine thing I normally do, so I thought this would be a big hit!
     I went to my local package store, and asked specifically for this brand. The sales associate told me that the brand had been "renamed," and that it is called dekuyper kamikaze blast. It was this bright green syrup-y looking concoction, and I took his word for it because I desperately needed the lime liquor.
     Fortunately, I had the brains to do a test run before company came. I tried this out, and it was HORRIFIC. Let me repeat.... HORRIFIC. And that is because I did not use the Ke Ke Beach!!!
     So I frantically called about 15 package stores around my tri-town area, most people had absolutely no idea what I was saying, let alone having it in stock. I must have said Ke-Ke beach 8 times to one sales associate over the phone, and somehow she thought I was asking for Southern Comfort!
     Finally, I found a package store that carried it!! I made a b-line to purchase it, followed the recipe almost exactly (substituting coconut milk in for heavy cream) and OH MY GOODNESS THESE ARE FANTASTIC!
     I'm still doing my "test run" of these... and I feel like they might be creeping up on me! So delicious, but they pack a punch so be careful!
     I'm so excited to make these for my guests tonight. Emeril, thank you so much for specifying exactly what type of liquor to get. BEWARE OF IMITATIONS, OR DECEPTIVE SALES PEOPLE THAT JUST WANT YOUR $$. GET THE KE-KE BEACH!
    I have had only 1 version of a Key Lime Pie Martini that I have loved & that was at Harrisons Resturant in Orland Park, IL. Since I have moved to North Carolina & miss those Martinis. This comes really close to those (if not better - I didn't think that was possible). Thank you sooooo much for the recipe! I will keep this forever! Hugs & kisses Emeril!!!!
    I can only shake my head, because this martini leaves me's absolutely wonderful and will 4-ev-er be a part of my mmr (mental martini roladex). THANKS E!
    Living in FL, I have had many variations. We like 3 oz citrus vodka, 2 oz Midori, 2 oz KeKe, splash of keylime syrup (not juice) and a splash of pineapple juice. Rim with graham crackers...these are addictive!!
    I went to the Keys for lunch and the waiter recommended this drink. I loved it a The waiter told me the ingredients. I looked it up and this is the exact drink. It is truly wonderful and it looks great. Doris Miami,Florida
    My sister made these martini's for my 40th birthday party! Loved them. They are smooth and just yummy. They were a nice treat in the middle of a long Michigan winter when we wish we somewhere tropical!
    These were a huge hit
    A very light drink that would be great for the summertime and possibly even frozen into Popsicles...
    Easy On The Toung!
    For New Years last year I prepare this fabulous Drink for several friends, we are getting together this New Years Eve and most of them requested the fantastic
     Key Lime Pie Martini. I will double the
     portions, is so good.
     Martha (Waterloo, Iowa )
    It didn't have as much key lime flavor as I was expecting. It tasted better after adding a little fresh lime juice to the drink.
    Very good drink. Thank You Emeril.
    My new favorite summer drink! Everyone I've made one for has loved it too.
    wow. sweet, sour and delicious. score 1 for the team.
    This drink is awesome! This one will be shared with my friends. I think I'll have a party.
    be careful with this one... it can get you in trouble! Sort of sneeks up on you after the 3d or 4th one!!!!
    It was great, but we brought it to another level by using a teaspoon of sweetend coconut milk in place of the heavy creme.
    I found this to be a WONDERFUL drink. If you use Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka it takes this drink to a whole new level!! It is like eating a frozen chocolate covered piece of Key Lime pie. A must is to get the best brands of liquor. I am going to try it with chocolate grahm crackers next.
    Make it, taste it, and it speaks for itself! Cool, delicious, smooth.
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