Friday, July 26, 2013

Key Lime Pie Martini with a Side of Key West Murder

Our drinks and reads post comes to us today from mystery-themed jewelry designer and food blogger, Pattie Tierney. You can see more of her absolutely fun designs in her Etsy store. 

AN APPETITE FOR MURDER, the first in this new series by Lucy Burdette, a.k.a. Robert Isleib, is a tasty addition to the world of culinary cozies.  This book, however, does it one better, by placing the action in colorful and quirky Key West, Florida. Heroine Hayley Snow flees New Jersey and a hound dog of a boyfriend for warmer climes and a job as a food critic for Key Zest magazine. To her dismay she soon learns that her new boss is the woman who stole her boyfriend. Well, there's good news and bad.  The boyfriend stealer gets her comeuppance in the form of murder; the bad news is that Hayley is a suspect.

The descriptions of Key West will have you booking a flight, the food descriptions will leave you licking your chops, not just for the delicious dishes described, but for more of Hayley Snow. A fun book to read on the beach, or to warm your cockles in the dead of winter.  Enjoy it with a Key Lime Pie Martini. 

Key Lime Pie Martini

1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 ounce heavy cream
2 ounces vanilla vodka 
2-3 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, undiluted
1/2 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
Graham cracker crumbs

Rim glass with lime juice and dip into graham cracker crumbs. Freeze. Place all ingredients (except crumbs) into a blender with 1-2 ice cubes. (One of those small, bullet-type blenders works great.). Whir until well blended and pour into glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy. 


  1. This book and this drink both sound fabulous. And I can attest as to how fabulous Pattie's jewelry is having purchased some myself.

  2. Thank you Pattie for a great post. Can't wait to try both the book and the drink.

  3. I love Roberta Isleib. I'm a fan of her other series' and will definitely try this one too.