Key Lime Martini recipe

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Pour all three ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lime, and serve.

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Not quite right

posted by zwink @ 12:55AM, 7/27/06

Very bitter - not at all what i was expecting.
Keylime Martini

posted by Nina @ 03:08PM, 11/05/06

An interesting touch to this drink is to coat the rim of the glass, like they do with margueritas, only use crushed graham crackers.

posted by Elizabeth @ 04:29PM, 1/30/07

This was awful. When I made it the half and half curdled and we had to throw it out.
Very sour not made correctly

posted by Dawn @ 12:00AM, 3/17/07

Something's missing to make this a sweet drink; I think it's Triple sec which often sweetens lemon drop Martini's also.

posted by zaphb @ 09:07PM, 3/20/07

A good key lime martini should taste just like a fresh slice of the real thing. Sorry, but this is not it.
Try simple syrup

posted by Jennifer @ 04:10PM, 4/13/07

I haven't made this yet, but I make a lemondrop martini that calls for equal parts simple syrup and lemon juice so I'm guessing that adding an ounce of simple syrup to this might make it better.
Upscale it

posted by Ang @ 11:58AM, 4/20/07

How about adding a grahm cracker and sugar mix rim! Now that is a dessert martini!

posted by Z @ 06:17PM, 5/04/07

I had this at the bar last night... amazing for sure.
Try a little chocolate

posted by Philly Girl @ 06:31AM, 5/25/07

I've made these martinis with 1/2 oz of Creme de Cocao (light or dark-take your pick). Not only does it slightly sweeten the drink but it also adds a nice undertone to the Stoli Vanilla!
Key Lime Martini

posted by Becky @ 03:47PM, 5/30/07

Uhg...this wasn't what I expected....In Key West the recipe went something like...vanilla vodka, Licor 43 and key lime juice...shaken then strained into a graham cracker crumb rimmed chilled glass...YUMMIE....but walking was difficult after that....
Help with this one

posted by Tory @ 07:23PM, 6/23/07

Tried it and like others, it curtled! I had it at a restaurant and it was my favorite drink, but I obviously need some help with this one cause it was aweful!
Wrong Recipe

posted by Bruce @ 10:16AM, 7/19/07

Key Lime Pie Martini
2 Oz vanilla Vodka
2 Oz of Licor 43
2 oz of key lime juice
2 Oz of Heavy cream or half and half
Shake on ice and serve in graham cracker rimmed glass.
Same here....

posted by AJ @ 08:15PM, 8/06/07

I had it at a restaurant, and LOVED it!! The recipe they gave me was
Spiced Rum
Half and Half
2 sugar cubes
Margaurita mix

However, I tried this recipe at home as well and it curdled on me. I was hoping to find some sort of trick to it online.
Key lime martini

posted by Beth @ 05:16PM, 8/12/07

2 oz. vanilla vodka
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz coconut bacardi rum

I toast coconut and dip the rim in lime juice then dip it in the coconut.
Key Lime Martinii- Awesome

posted by Bobbi @ 05:32PM, 8/20/07

Had 2 of them in Portland Oregon at the City Grill and I don't have the amounts but here are the ingredients;
Absolute Citreon
KeKe Beach Liquer
Fresh Lime Juice
Key lime martini

posted by Cheyenne @ 08:54PM, 8/22/07

Haven't tasted it yet but our bartender said;
vanilla vodka
pineapple juice
half & half
sweet & sour mix
Not sure how much of each but looking forward to trying it.
Best recipe

posted by k_cook30 @ 05:54PM, 8/31/07

We had the version with half and half in it at a restaurant however we tweeked it when we got home and this version is soooooo good!!

coat the rim with graham cracker crumbs mixed with sugar
vanilla vodka
triple sec
lime juice
splash of pineapple juice

posted by Stephanie @ 08:58PM, 9/12/07


Tastes so much like Key Lime Pie, you don't need the graham cracker rim. I just don't know the proportions of the ingredients yet.
Our Recipe

posted by Arie @ 10:55PM, 9/30/07

We used equal parts pineapple juice, vanilla vodka, liquor 42, and key lime juice.
line the rim with crushed graham crackers. Yum.
try this

posted by armando @ 04:50PM, 10/06/07

vanilla vodka, roses lime juice,
1/2 oz. Simple syrup, 1/2 oz. Irish cream

from a LV bartender

posted by Dorothy UK @ 07:27PM, 10/09/07

Am visiting from england and had this at a bar it was sensational!!
Key Lime Martini

posted by Delta @ 09:11PM, 10/21/07

Use pineapple juice, not half & half...
whipped cream

posted by t @ 01:52AM, 10/22/07

We made ours like this recipe the first time and dumped them! The second time we used;
vanilla vodka
lime juice
pineapple juice
whipped cream
shake it all together and pour into a glass with the graham cracker crumbs

The drink is good, but my favorite part was the graham cracker crumbs because they absorbed the flavor which made them taste like real key lime pie!
Key Lime?: Maybe - Martini?: No Way!!!

posted by Terry Wysocki @ 06:41PM, 11/04/07

At what point does this drink earn the right to call itself a Martini? Some of these recipes don't even contain vodka or gin. Is it just based upon the shape of the glass it's served in?
I do mine with rum

posted by chris @ 07:21PM, 11/05/07

I use cruzan vanilla rum 1 1/2 oz
midori or any other melon liqour 1/2 oz and then a splash of roses lime juice. :)

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Nutritional Information

(per 4 oz serving)

Calories (kcal)
Energy (kj)

3.5 g
5.1 g
1 g


0.1 g
0.6 g
11 mg
12 mg
19.8 g

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