Friday, March 20, 2020

Bermuda High ..Key West party for two


In the spirit of trying to stay positive, lift each other up! Joe thinks very much like me, so when I said let's have a Key West dinner, he was all for it on this "balmy" 70 degree day that did not last long at all. I love anything mango, and Joe grilled some shrimp and jerk chicken. 


Several years ago, I hosted a Key West party for our family and it will be embedded in my memory always. The menu consisted of several dishes from a cookbook I picked up in Key West. The menu included:
Key Lime Pie Martinis
Skip and Go Naked Drinks (Susan Branch)
Coconut Shrimp
Tuna Cakes
Candied Bacon Pineapple Wraps
Pork Havana Key West Style
Oven Roasted Mojo Chicken
Dinosaur BBQ Honey Corn Bread
Yellow rice
Black beans
Sunshine's Key Lime Pie
Cuban Coffee

I used a recipe from one of the establishments in Key West for the Key Lime Pie martinis and they  taste just like key lime pie in a glass.
Key Lime Pie Martini
Graham cracker crumbs, for rimming the glass
2 lime wedges
6 tablespoons (3 ounces) vanilla flavored vodka
1/4 cup (2 ounces) key lime liqueur (recommended: Ke Ke Beach Key Lime Cream Liqueur)
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Ice cubes


DIRECTIONS:
Pour the graham cracker crumbs in a shallow dish. Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a martini glass and roll the edge in the graham cracker crumbs. Chill the glass for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Combine the vanilla vodka, key lime liqueur, pineapple juice, and cream in a shaker. Fill the shaker half full with ice and shake until well blended. Pour into prepared martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.
What’s so special about Key West?
The weather, architecture, food, music and flowers blooming in the full moon light. Key West lies 150 miles south of Miami and 90 miles north of Cuba. This little spit of land, four miles long by two miles wide, hosts weather that is consistently beautiful thanks to its subtropical climate, with temperatures of seventy-five to eighty degrees year round.
Praying you are well and will stay well. 
xo
Debbie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

6 comments:

  1. I know I’d love a Key Lime Pie Martini! I’d pretend I’m on the beach 🏝. Your meal looks yummy, and I’m sure that you and Joe enjoyed every delicious bite. Take me away....🥂!

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  2. Continue to lift each other up w/ optimism and joy:)

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  3. Debbie, this makes me feel as if I've been on a beautiful excursion to the tropics. Great idea! Dinner looks delicious! Things turned cold here again, and we are snuggled in by a fire.

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  4. A place that I still havent been to, but will get there someday! Your drinks look delish. Stay well!

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  5. Sounds like a fun party to bring a little sunshine into our homes! We have never gone there - only to Miami and West Palm Beach, but it definitely is one we want to try!

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  6. Such a fun party. Thye menu looks amazing. I do love shrimp! Mango is also a favorite. I have never been to Key West. it's a place we have talked about visiting. Nice to see your very own Key West dinner. Stay safe. We miss you!

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