Mexican Martini | Tour de Tejas

Given San Francisco’s proximity to wine country, it’s the reds, whites, and rosés that define our city’s nightlife. Not so in Texas. Tequila is de rigueur in Austin, and I downed my fair share of it during a weekend sweep through the Lone Star State. My tequila-based staple is a frozen margarita with salt, a libation that evokes home with such poignancy it almost brings tears to my eyes.

A novel installment in the annals of tequila is the Mexican Martini. A bizarre, perhaps not-too-tasty cocktail, it nonetheless bespeaks Texas: a shaken margarita in a salt-rimmed martini glass, garnished with olives. Liquid gold on a sweltering summer evening.

xo, Abs


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