If you love the classic Key Lime Pie dessert, then this cocktail is definitely for you! Made with whipped cream vodka, Rum Chata and a few other goodies, this fantastic Key Lime Pie Cocktail is amazing!
KEY LIME PIE COCKTAIL
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The weather here in Northern Virginia has been incredible! Mid-70’s for most of the week, and given the fact that it’s February, I’m certainly not complaining. With the ample sunshine, I’ve been inspired to dust off my patio chairs, and mix up a yummy cocktail to celebrate the unseasonably warm weather. This fantastic Key Lime Pie Cocktail is perfect for kicking your feet up and enjoying the fantastic flavors of spring!
How to Make a Key Lime Pie Cocktail:
This fantastic dessert cocktail couldn’t be more simple to make. You’ll begin with a cocktail shaker filled with ice. (If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, feel free to use a mason jar with a tight fitting lid.) The ice is especially important, as you’ll want your drink to be super-cold. With this in mind, I always like to store my vodka in the freezer and keep the Rum Chata chilled in the refrigerator.
To the ice-filled shaker, add the whipped cream vodka. This flavored vodka adds some great flavor to the drink and is reminiscent of the whipped cream that tops the classic Key Lime Pie dessert.
Next, you’ll add Rum Chata cream liqueur. I recently discovered Rum Chata, and wow – it is amazing! The consistency is similar to an Irish Cream, Rum Chata is creamy with a mild vanilla-like flavor. I’ve put this cream liqueur in everything from hot chocolate to topping vanilla ice cream!
You’ll also need the juice of a lime, and pineapple juice. The pineapple juice provides some nice sweetness to the drink, and the lime juice adds the distinct lime flavor that is crucial in a Key Lime Pie. An optional ingredient that you may want to include is a drop of green food coloring. This will add a slight green color to the drink to achieve the same color as the pie. From here, secure the lid tightly to the shaker, and shake vigorously.
Before pouring the cocktail, prepare your cocktail glass with some graham cracker crumbs. Simply run a lime wedge around the edges of the cocktail glass, and dip the moistened edges into the crumbs. Once the glass is prepared, pour the cold cocktail into the glass. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, and add a sprinkle of additional graham cracker crumbs.
Next, go grab your favorite patio chair and some sunshine. This cocktail will taste amazing, especially with your feet kicked up and the day behind you. Cheers! ~Erin
- 1/4 c. pineapple juice
- juice of 1 lime (about 1 oz.)
- 1 oz. (1 shot) whipped cream vodka
- 1 1/2 oz. ( 1 1/2 shots) Rum Chata cream liqueur
- 1 drop green food coloring (optional)
- graham cracker crumbs
- whipped cream
- lime wedge
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the pineapple juice, lime juice, whipped cream vodka and Rum Chata. Secure lid tightly and shake the cocktail shaker vigorously.
- Run a lime wedge around the edge of a cocktail glass. Dip edges of glass into graham cracker crumbs. Pour cocktail into prepared glass. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs, if desired. Enjoy right away.
If you loved this fantastic cocktail, be sure to check out some of Erin’s other drink ideas: