My sister, Peggy, and I could be the poster girls for National Sisters’ Day. We are best friends and, believe it or not, have never had a fight. And we don’t need a reason to laugh — we just laugh all the time when we’re together.
So, when I won two tickets from a local radio station to see Alanis Morrissette, I immediately decided that my sister was going to be my plus one.
And what better way to kick off the night then with a delicious cocktail?! In this case, we went with a key lime martini, which also happens to be my brother-in-law Bob’s specialty. And because, technically, we were celebrating National Sisters’ Day, I enlisted Bob to whip up a batch for us.
This particular recipe was inspired by one I found online. It includes Tuaca, an Italian brandy “with subtle notes of vanilla and citrus, hints of butterscotch, cola, dried fig, and other flavors.” How can you pass on an ingredient with that description!
Once the drinks are made, thank the bartender/husband/brother-in-law and enjoy your key lime martini in great company.
Then, head out for an amazing night of live music by a strong and powerful female artist, where you get to spend time with your sister — and best friend — and perhaps enjoy another cocktail as well!
Key Lime Martini
For the martinis
- 3 ounces vanilla vodka
- 2 ounces Tuaca
- 2 ounces key lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
For the garnish
- Lime juice
- Crushed graham crackers
- Slice of lime
- Fill a shaker with ice.
- Add the vodka, Tuaca, key lime juice, and simple syrup, and shake together.
- Garnish the rim of each glass by dipping it first in lime juice and then in the crushed graham crackers.
- Pour mixed martini into the glass.
- Add a slice of lime to complete the look.