We spent last weekend in Houston visiting our friends Lauren, Pascal and baby Graham. We haven't seen them in awhile and it was great to introduce the babies (and give them their first date AND first swimming pool experience). It was very laid-back and such a fun trip.
The first night, after the babies were asleep, Lauren and Pascal introduced us to the Mexican Martini... a mash-up between a martini and a margarita. They were awesome and I immediately asked for (and if I could share) the recipe. Lauren's favorite are from Trudy's in Austin and apparently there are a ton of bad recipes online, but only a few legit ones.
We got home and mixed them up for ourselves last night. We adapted the recipe just the slightest bit from Texas Monthly:
2 shots tequila
1 shot Cointreau
1 shot fresh lime juice
1/3 shot olive brine
a splash of fresh orange juice
tabasco to taste (we added a few good shakes)
green olives as garnish
Mix all ingredients plus ice up well in a shaker. Pour into two martini glasses and garnish with green olives (we tried salt around the rim and felt it was "ehhh" but if you like salt, go for it). When we got home we added the tabasco and LOVED extra kick. If you're into spicy, toss it in.