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Key Lime Martini

5 from 2 votes

Posted: 05/24/24

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This Key Lime Martini is made with just a few simple ingredients and is the most delicious dessert martini. With the sweet-tart flavors of key lime pie, you are going to want to make this at home again and again.

two martini glasses of Key Lime Martini recipe surrounded by slices of lime

This creamy and sweet key lime martini tastes like the delicious pie in a glass. It comes together quickly and is the perfect sweet spin on the classic Dirty Martini Recipe. This drink is perfect for a signature cocktail, any sort of celebration, or for a taste of summer any day of the week.

Key Lime Martini Ingredients

Just five ingredients are needed for this creamy martini recipe. Trust us when we tell you that these ingredients combine perfectly to create the key lime pie flavor for this martini. For the ingredient measurements, see the recipe card down below.

  • Vanilla vodka: The sweet vanilla flavor helps to balance the tart ingredients in this recipe, creating a mellow and delicious cocktail that tastes like pie. Vanilla vodka is used in many cocktails including our Grasshopper recipe.
  • Citrus vodka: The fruity addition complements the vanilla vodka perfectly by providing a citrus zip. Look for a citron vodka.
  • Key lime juice: It’s important to use key lime juice in this recipe, and not regular lime juice. If you cannot find key lime juice at your grocery store, you can order some from Amazon.
  • Cream of coconut: A thick and sweetened coconut cream that can be found in the international aisle of your grocery store. Make sure to use cream of coconut and not coconut cream; they are not the same. This is a key ingredient in many coconut cocktails, including the pina colada and coconut margarita.
  • Heavy whipping cream: Makes this martini the creamy dessert that it is.

Key Lime Juice

This key lime juice is perfect if you can't find any at your local grocery store.
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two martini glasses of Key Lime Martini garnished with lime wedge and cocktail shaker and jigger in the background

How to Make a Key Lime Pie Martini

This sweet and tart martini recipe is quick and easy to shake up, as outlined below. For the full recipe and ingredient measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Combine ingredients. In a shaker bottle with ice, add the vanilla vodka, citrus vodka, heavy whipping cream, cream of coconut, and key lime juice.
  2. Shake and strain. Shake well so the martini ingredients are cold and well combined, and then strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  3. Garnish and enjoy! Add a slice of lime and drink up.

How to Serve

Serve your irresistible key lime martini in a martini glass. Garnish it with a slice of lime and enjoy! Because of the heavy cream, make sure to keep the ingredients chilled until you are ready to make them.


These martini glasses are perfect for this dessert martini recipe and all of your favorite martinis.
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Graham Cracker Garnish!

Add a graham cracker rim for an extra garnish option! Start by crushing graham crackers using a rolling pin or in a ziplock bag. Then transfer them to a shallow plate. Before you make your martini, rub a lime wedge around the rim of your martini glass and then dip the wet rim in the graham cracker crumbs to cover the rim. Set aside until you make your cocktail and add it to the prepared glass.

man's hand pouring shaker of Key Lime Martini ingredients into a martini glass surrounded by slices of lime and jigger

Other Dessert Martini Recipes

If you’re looking for more sweet treat martini recipes, give these a try!

If you shake up this key lime martini recipe, let us know by leaving a comment below!

two martini glasses of Key Lime Martini recipe surrounded by slices of lime
5 from 2 votes

Key Lime Martini

Serves: 1 martini
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Prep: 10 minutes
This Key Lime Martini is made with just a few simple ingredients, but it makes for the most delicious dessert martini that you are going to want to make at home again and again.


  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • 1 ounce citrus vodka
  • 1 ounce key lime juice
  • 1 ounce cream of coconut (found in the international food aisle)
  • 1 ounce heavy whipping cream


Course: Drinks
two martini glasses of Key Lime Martini recipe surrounded by slices of lime

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Lisa Longley has been creating great recipes for more than a decade. While it is too hard for her to pick her favorite cocktail, she is known to love our dirty martini.

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  1. averie @ averie cooks says

    I know I would love this! How could you not with cream of coconut, heavy cream, and booze!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Right, ti’s the perfect cocktail!

  2. Joe says

    The citrus vodka- orange, lemon, grapefruit?

    • Nathan Longley says

      Lemon vodka would work if you can’t find Smirnoff citrus, or Absolut Citron. Hope you like it!

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