Made with whipped cream vodka, lime juice and Rumchata, this key lime pie shot tastes just like the classic dessert from Key West, Florida. This sweet, creamy and tart shooter is sure to be a hit at your next party.
Why we love this key lime shot
Key lime pie is one of my all time favorite desserts. It perfectly balances that sweet and sour flavor with a creamy finish, and that graham cracker crust takes it to another level. To accomplish this in shot form, I’ve paired whipped cream vodka, lime juice and a little Rumchata. Top that with whipped cream and you have dessert in a glass.
Rimming the glass with graham cracker crumbs is optional, but so fitting for this dessert-inspired shot. If you don’t feel like rimming the glasses, you can also sprinkle a little graham crumbs on top of the whipped cream before serving.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
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Ingredients & substitutions
- Whipped cream vodka – Smirnoff and Pinnacle both make reasonably priced whipped cream flavored vodka, but if you can’t find those, vanilla would work, too.
- Lime juice – Surprise, we aren’t even using key lime juice. They sell it bottled, but I prefer regular fresh lime juice, and I have no patience for juicing those little key limes.
- RumChata – This is hard to replace because of its unique flavor, so I would recommend sticking to this. If you can’t find it, a little half-and-half might be a better sub that another creamy liqueur.
- Graham cracker crumbs – You can buy these already crushed or you can make crumbs from whole graham crackers.
- Whipped cream
How to make a key lime pie shot
Rim your glasses. Swipe your shot glasses with a lime wedge and dip them into some graham cracker crumbs. Set aside.
Shake the shot. Combine the vodka, lime juice and RumChata in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake until cold.
Garnish and serve. Strain the shots into your prepared glasses and top with whipped cream. If you want to, sprinkle a little lime zest or graham cracker crumbs before serving.
Everything you need to know key lime shots
Yes you can. Regular lime juice will be more tart than the juice of a key lime, but they substitute in equal parts. If you really want to elevate the flavor of your key lime pie shot, try squeezing some fresh lime rather than using bottled lime juice.
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- 1.5 ounce whipped cream vodka
- 1 ounce key lime juice
- 1 ounce rumchata
- Graham cracker crumbs
- Lime wedge, for glass rim
- Whipped cream, for garnish
- Swipe the edge of each shot glass with the lime wedge. Them dip in graham cracker crumbs to coat. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine vodka, lime juice and rumchata with ice. Shake until cold.
- Strain into prepared glasses and top with whipped cream before serving.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Category: Shots
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 105
- Sugar: 6.1 g
- Sodium: 1.2 mg
- Fat: 0.1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 0.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Key lime shot, key lime pie shot, rumchata shots, whipped vodka drink
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