May 4, 2011

Key Lime Pie Margaritas

KEY LIME PIE MARGARITAS...  Sweet, tart, and the perfect cocktail for any fiesta!

Many moons ago, my friend Shannon (mixologist extraordinare) introduced me to her signature Key Lime Pie Martinis.  I can't say I've ever had a more delicious cocktail!

With Cinco de Mayo just a day away I decided to give Shannon's recipe a twist and make a Key Lime Pie Margarita.  The experiment was a success and the drink is absolutely, positively, my new favorite margarita, and probably my most favorite drink EVER!  It has just the perfect balance of sweet and tart, creaminess, and refreshment.  The sugar and graham cracker rimmed glass add just a touch of toastiness, crunch and contrast to perfectly evoke the taste of the classic dessert!

makes one margarita

2 oz. Tequila
2 oz. Key Lime Juice (Fresh or "Nellie & Joe's Famous")
2 oz. Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
2 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 Graham Cracker
1 TB Granulated Sugar

Fresh lime or key limes for garnish

Step 1:  Crush graham cracker into a fine crumb and combine with sugar.  Set on a shallow saucer.

Step 2:  Run a slice of lime around the rim of a margarita glass.  Dip moistened rip in to the graham/sugar mixture.  Set rimmed glass aside.

Step 3:  In a cocktail shaker, combine a handful of ice, tequila, key lime juice, Rose's lime, and sweetened condensed milk.  Shake rigorously.  

Step 4:  Add a few ice cubes to the rimmed margarita glass.  Take the cap (not the lid) off the cocktail shaker and strain the cocktail over the fresh ice.

Step 5:  Garnish glass with a slice of key lime.


Tips and Notes:

If you prefer your margaritas blended, simply add all the ingredients from Step 3 into a blender. Blend, then pour into prepared glass.

To make the margaritas in greater quantities, simply use a 1/1/1/1 ratio with all the ingredients.


  1. That looks delish! We have a couple of celebrations coming up this month and we might just have to try this! :>

  2. Oh my goodness! I need to make these! they look so good!

  3. Jenn,

    I have given you stylish blogger award @ my blog. Please drop by


  4. Jenn, are you kidding me with this?! JUST what the doctor ordered.;)


  5. YUM! YUM! YUM! I thought I had my filling of margaritas tonight until I saw THIS! Yummy!

  6. This looks yummy. I wonder how it would be without the alcohol?

  7. AHHH. Made it - LOVED IT! Thanks for the fun post. I posted about it and linked back to you.

  8. Oh Yum! I love key lime pie. I love margaritas. Fantastic!

  9. oh jenn...this is amazing...dessert in a drink..what more could a girl want? thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.


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