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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Key Lime Pie Martinis

Key Lime Pie Martinis |
Today the Sunday Supper crew is celebrating TWO years with a menu packed with celebration food, and posts packed with Sunday Supper memories and favorite moments. To be completely honest with you, I can't remember how I "discovered" the Sunday Supper Movement. I think it may have been through Jen at Juanita's Cocina. My very first Sunday Supper post was in July of 2012 (about 6 months after its conception) for the theme Beat the Heat. Guess what I made? Yup. Popsicles. Blackberry Lavender ones to be exact. Some things never change.

It's really amazing to me the things that have come about in my life since I joined Sunday Supper. First and foremost, I believe in the mission. Spending time around the family table with our family can start on Sunday, but extends into every day life. It's more than just a movement, it's a way of life. A time to connect and share, laugh and sometimes even cry, enjoy food and make memories.

I've met so many amazing people because of it, as well. Yes, many of them I only know through our time together on the internet, but I had the pleasure of not only meeting many in person at the Food and Wine Conference last summer, but also dining with, rooming with, drinking with, laughing with, and giving/getting a good hug from them also. These include Isabel, Renee, Karen (roomie), Amy, Cindy, Carla (roomie #2), Susan, Nicole, Lane, Kim...and surely I'm forgetting somebody (I'm sorry - just yell at me). But not only did I meet Sunday Supper friends, I met other friends from the food blogging world like Lora, Chef Dennis, Betsy, and Pam to name a few. I hope that I get to hug all of them again AND meet even more of the Sunday Supper family this summer.

Key Lime Pie Martinis |
And though there are many special Sunday Supper moments that I could talk about (favorite themes, favorite recipes, hilarious live twitter chats, behind-the-scenes magic, fun sponsored events), I don't want to lose anybody who's still hanging on, so I'll only say one more thing that I love about Sunday Supper: meeting Bea (of The Not So Cheesy Kitchen). She has become a great friend, and someone that I can talk to, laugh with, and joke with on an almost daily basis. Bea was recently chosen to attend a special gala in New York City by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, and given the opportunity to take a guest. It blew me out of the water when she asked if I would be that guest! So, not only am I going to an awesome gala in New York City (first time!) in just over a week's time, I get to hang out with Bea in real life.

The Sunday Supper Movement has become more than just a group of people, they've become my extended family. It really is true that great things happen when you sit around the family table like we do every week. I truly believe that people come into (and go out of) our lives for a reason, and I am so happy that all of these people are in mine.

So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUNDAY SUPPER - I brought cocktails! No party is complete without the cocktails. And it's no surprise that Susan (I distinctly remember discussing cocktails with you at the conference, Susan) is also bringing cocktails. No wonder we get along. Cheers to the first two years, and to many more years and experiences to come.

Key Lime Pie Martinis
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Key Lime Pie Martinis |
by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage nut-free soy-free alcohol limes vodka Easter Mothers Day birthday American

Ingredients (2 small martinis)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • superfine sugar, optional
  • 1 sheet of graham crackers
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
for the martinis:
  • ice
  • 1.5 ounce key lime juice
  • 1.5 ounce vodka
  • 1.5 ounce Licor 43

Place 1/4 cup of heavy cream into a small jar along with a big pinch or two of superfine sugar, if you like. Shake like crazy until it turns into whipped cream; set aside.

Put the graham cracker sheet into a baggie and roll over it with a rolling pin until you have fine crumbs. If using, toss with toasted coconut. Pour onto a small saucer.

Pour the remaining tablespoon of heavy cream into another small saucer.

Upend two martini glasses and dip the rims into the saucer of cream. Next dip them into the saucer of crumbs. Set aside.

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add key lime juice, vodka, and Licor 43; shake until cold.

Strain cold martini into prepared glasses. Top with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!
Key Lime Pie Martinis |