I can’t do all the work – what follows is a drink discovered by my friend Lisa on a trip to Key West.  I received a desperate email demanding to include this on the blog with the title “Best Martini Ever”.  That’s high praise, so once she returned from Florida, gathered all the necessary ingredients, I was held hostage at our F1 gathering to try it.  For good measure, and to keep the tropical theme going – Bungi the parrot features in the photo shoot.

  • 3 ounces Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 ounce Coconut Rum
  • 2.25 ounces lime creme liqueur
  • Splash of lime juice

Shake vigorously over ice, rim a chilled martini glass with sugar, pour, garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • Best martini ever is high praise, and unfortunately I cannot get there.  Maybe Lisa had succumbed to the heat and humidity of a Florida night!
  • I tried the drink the first time without the lime juice and found it wanting – it was too thick and creamy and needed the hit of citrus.
  • This is a great drink, and I’m sure it will be hit with those people who want a fun fruity beverage.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 7/10 (sorry Lisa)
  • Strength: 7/10 (but it WILL kick your ass if you have a couple)
  • Sweetness: 7/10
  • I appreciate the help, but the search for the best martini ever continues…