Easy Key Lime Pie Shot Recipe

This Key Lime Pie Shot is perfectly balanced between sweet and tart! The shot goes down easy and tastes great! Tip: Fresh key lime juice works best for key lime pie shooters.

clear shot glass with a milky white clear liquid. Brown crumbled graphams on rim of shot glass. Lime wheel on top side of glass. Limes in backaground

What makes this Key Lime Pie Shot so delicious?

  • This Key Lime Pie Shot is perfectly balanced between sweet and tart. The key lime flavor mixed with the vodka reminds us of a key lime pie martini.
  • This shot is super tropical and gives you a beachy feeling. You will feel transported to Key West on the beach.
  • So much flavor and so easy to make, this classic key lime pie shooter only uses a few ingredients and it’s quick to shake up.

We love chasing this key lime shooter with a lime wedge, but you can skip that if you like.

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Tips for Making Key Lime Pie Shots

  • Rimming the shot glasses with graham cracker crumbs adds that classic buttery graham crackers crunch to the shot that we all love in key lime pie. Simply coat the rim of the glass with lime juice, and dip it into a layer of graham cracker crumbs.
  • Whipped cream vodka adds a sweet creamy flavor to the shot. If you don’t have whipped cream vodka on hand, you can use ½ ounce vodka and ½ ounce Bailey’s Irish cream. You can also use vanilla vodka for a sweet flavor.
  • Key west lime juice is what gives the shot its classic tart lime flavor. I’m using fresh key lime juice but bottled would work too.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use mason jars with a lid.
  • For some extra zest, mix some lime zest into the graham cracker crumbs.

If you can’t find key limes at the grocery stores, you can use regular limes or regular lime juice. Just note that the flavor will be different. You can find everything you need in the recipe card below.

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clear shot glass with a milky white clear liquid. Brown crumbled graphams on rim of shot glass. Lime wheel on top side of glass. Limes in backaground

Easy Key Lime Pie Shot Recipe

Chrystal
This Key Lime Pie Shot is perfectly balanced between sweet and tart! The shot goes down easy and tastes great! Tip: Fresh key lime juice works best in this classic shooter.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 282 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Optional To Rim the Glass: 1 ounce key lime juice and ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • 1 ounce key lime juice
  • Key lime wheel or wedge for garnish

Instructions
 

  • (Optional) To rim the glass, add the key lime juice to a small shallow bowl and the graham cracker crumbs to another small shallow bowl. Dip a shot glass in the lime juice and then in the graham cracker crumbs. 
    shot glass being dipped into white bowl and it puts a brown crumble crust on rim of shot glass
  • Add the whipped cream vodka and key lime juice to a shaker filled with ice.
    clear liquid being poured into golden cocktail shaker
  • Shake until chilled– about 30 seconds. 
    hand holding gold cocktail shaker
  • Pour the shot into the prepared glass and garnish with a wheel of key lime. Enjoy immediately.
    gold cocktail shaker pouring clear liquid into shot glass with brown crumbles on rim

Notes

  • Rimming the glass with graham cracker crumbs adds that classic buttery crunch to the shot that we all love in key lime pie! 
  • Whipped cream vodka adds a sweet creamy flavor to the shot. If you don’t have whipped cream vodka on hand, you can use ½ ounce vodka and ½ ounce Bailey’s Irish cream. 
  • Key lime juice is what gives the shot its classic tart lime flavor. I’m using fresh key lime juice but bottled would work too.
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