I was searching through this months Food and Wine and discovered a little drink that looked amazing. The drink was originally called Ramoncita Lopez Special, the name was too long. As a bartender, anything with more than two words in the name is overkill. Further, the drink tastes like a key lime pie. No shit, it is awesome. Since I didn’t use key limes, I felt I should not call it key-lime pie. So I limited it to just Lime Pie.
The foam comes from an egg white. If you are little worried pick up some pasteurized eggs.
Lime Pie – The Cocktail (from February 2010 issue of Food and Wine)
- 2 ounces light rum
- 3/4 ounce simple syrup
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 egg white
- Shaker filled with ice
If you need to make simple syrup. Simmer 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar until the sugar is fully dissolved. Let cool and use. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
Add the rum, simple syrup, lime juice and egg white. Shake until the the drink is chilled and frothy.
Strain into a coup or wide mouthed glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Remember that if you are a little uneasy using raw egg whites, you can purchase pasteurized eggs at most supermarkets.
This drink was awesome. If it were not for the fact that I only had two limes in the house, Dana and I would have pounded down a dozen of these. They were so tasty. I am going to have to purchase a case of limes. Love this drink.
A little different play would be to make a Key Lime Cocktail. To do this keep all of the ingredients the same except use 1 oz of simple syrup instead of 3/4oz. Also only use 3/4 oz of key lime juice instead of 1 oz. Key limes are more acidic and tart. Less juice and more simple syrup will offset the flavor difference.