I’m so excited to have Kelly from the cookbook Paleo Happy Hour on my blog! Especially with a drink recipe. I NEVER post drink recipes, unless it’s a smoothie. Because I love smoothies. But when it comes to alcoholic drink, I’m pretty lazy. I just pound shots or sip quickly on vodka sodas. So this is pretty special. Be sure to check out Kelly’s brand new cookbook as well as the giveaway she’s doing on her blog right now! The giveaway includes 7 cookbooks, bacon AND a spiral slicer! Rad. Check it out!
I feel really fortunate to be able to do a guest post to all the PaleOMG followers! You may not have heard of me, Kelly Milton (most likely not), but I am a Paleo food blogger over at PaleoGirlsKitchen.com. That is where I have made my little food-porn home to share shamelessly with the world.
Through my transition to Paleo I had many struggles, especially around my social life. I like to drink occasionally, entertain often, and maintain a Paleo lifestyle at the same time. Many people would say alcohol is not a part of the Paleo diet, and I would agree. It probably isn’t if you are ultra-strict Paleo, fighting an illness, or really focused on leaning out. The really good news is that I am none of those things. Also, I don’t look at Paleo as a “diet” but as a lifestyle. And, like it or not, my lifestyle includes drinking. I have applied the basic principles of Paleo : gluten free, dairy free, and no added sugar to alcoholic drinks! http://www.paleogirlskitchen.com/2013/09/paleo-drinking-cheat-sheet.html
I spent the last couple years developing a book filled with over 100 food recipes, 20 sauces, and 21 drinks that allow you to entertain flawlessly, drink guiltlessly, and eat indulgently. My book is called Paleo Happy Hour and you can find it at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and Costco!
I thought with Halloween just around the corner, I could brew up a new drink just for the PaleOMG readers. It is Frankenstein’s Key Lime Pie Martini! I hope you enjoy it!
Halloween isn’t just a holiday for kids; adults like to have fun too. These key lime pie martinis will have you doing the monster mash! Beware: they are strong and tasty, which sometimes leads to getting wasty (wasted didn’t rhyme). Indulge in a spook-tacular drink this Halloween instead of reaching for the candy bowl.
- Pie Crust Rim:
- 1 ½ tablespoons coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon blanched almond flour
- 1 piece pineapple
- 4 shots vodka
- 1 cup cubed pineapple, fresh or canned
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ⅓ cup key lime juice
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- In a large glass, add the pineapple juice, coconut milk, key lime juice, and vanilla extract. Chill in the freezer for 20 minutes. Add the juice mixture to a blender along with the vodka, cubed pineapple, and coconut sugar. Blend on high until completely combined.
- On a plate, gently stir together the coconut sugar and blanched almond flour. Take the slice of pineapple and rub it on the rim of the glass. Then roll the rim in the ‘pie crust’ mixture. Repeat with all three glasses and fill each with the blended martini liquid.