Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Key West!

Upon recently returning from the Florida Keys, feeling refreshed and revived, I started missing those cute little Key Limes!!! Seriously, how cute and bite size are those little guys?! And even though "the weather outside is frightful," why can't we bring the islands into our own homes? Well, crank up the heat, put on your favorite bikini, turn on a little Jimmy Buffet or Israel Kamakawiwo'ole (my fav) and drink up! Let the crooners take you away to your own private island while you sip on a yummy Key West inspired cocktail...

Key Lime Martini
  • 2 Key Limes
  • 4 ounces pineapple juice
  • 2 ounces on vanilla vodka (I love Stoli!)
  • sugar for rim

Cut a wedge from one of the key limes and run it around the rim of the glass. Sugar the rim of the glass. Place the lime wedge back on the rim of the glass for decoration. Squeeze remaining Key limes and shake with the pineapple juice and vanilla vodka. Strain into your sugared glass.

Even though martinis are not famous for their fruit, this is the time I add any fruit that I have in the fridge for decoration! Pineapple rings, maraschino cherries, etc... Just try not to take away from those little precious Key limes!!!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I see a stop at the store to pick up these ingredients in my near future!