Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kiwi Lime Pie Martini

Tangy, sweet, fresh and delicious.... just right for a tough day.

I've been thinking of a Key Lime Pie Martini for a while.
One day last week, I saw Giada DeLaurentis do a Peartini where she blended and then strained the pear into the booze.  That  got me thinking, why not a kiwi-tini?  Heck, why not a Kiwi Lime Pie Martini???

Well, today was the day... the long, crazy day at work that just lent itself to making a martini before you even thought about what you wanted for dinner.
Afterwards, who cares what's for dinner?

One note about this martini, I didn't bother to seed the kiwi's but there were a bunch of seeds left in the glass when we were done.  I didn't care, but if that kind of stuff bothers you, you might want to take the seeds out before you blend, or get a really fine sieve.

Makes one martini
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
1/2 lime, juiced
1 1/2 jiggers vanilla vodka
1 jigger whipped cream vodka, or cupcake vodka
1 jigger simple syrup (if a sweeter martini is desired)
2 Tbsp graham cracker crumbs

Fill one medium plate with water, and one plate with graham cracker crumbs.
Dip the rim of your martini glass into the water and then dip into a plate of graham cracker crumbs.  Set aside while you make your martini.

Blend  the peeled and chopped kiwi, add all the lime juice and liquor; blend very well. 
Blend VERY well... You want it to be as smooth as possible. 
Add the blended mixture to your cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Strain into a glass and serve!

Here's some more of my favorite martinis:
Burning Ring of Fire Martini
Coconut Water Martini
Honey Badger Martini

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