Very rarely do I order martinis. I'm a cheap date, so plant a cold beer on the table in front of me, and I'm as happy as a clam. However, some friends and I went out for Happy Hour drinks the other day after work, and I felt like being crazy and ordering the house martini.

As we sipped our fruity concoctions, we went around the table sharing "favorite drink" stories, so I just had to tell them about "The Best Martini I Have Ever Had in My Entire Life."

The best martini I have ever had in my entire life was...drumroll please...a Key Lime Pie Martini.

A year or two back, I was out for dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (I was with my family -- who was footing the bill. You don't honestly think my tiny college income would have allowed fancy steakhouse dinners, do you?)

Anyway, someone recommended the Key Lime Pie Martini, and it was out of this world. Since then, I've tried to figure out what made this drink so delish. There are a lot of variations of the key lime martini floating around the internet, but vodka, lime juice, simple syrup and heavy cream seem to be the agreed-upon main ingredients.

And the real key to this martini's star quality is to coat the rim of the glass with graham cracker crumbs. Wow. Seriously, wow.

Sadly, I read somewhere that Ruth's Chris no longer lists their Key Lime Martini on the menu (but that you can still get it if you ask your server), but why pay for an expensive martini out when you can make your own at home?

This Key Lime Pie Martini recipe from Coastal Livinglooks spot-on. Give it a sip, and let me know what you think!

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