Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Yep, today is Cinco de Mayo. Honestly, I couldn’t even tell you what Cinco de Mayo celebrates, but how can you not feel the need to celebrate a holiday that demands drinking delicious margaritas and chowing down on some Tex-Mex? Simple answer – I can’t.
So in honor of today, I will be doing just that – drinking margaritas (or the Texas favorite Mexican Martini) and stuffing my face with all the Tex-Mex my little heart and tummy desire. Whether you’re feeling as festive as me or not, surely you can appreciate a good drink recipe. As I mentioned, in Texas we love a good Mexican Martini. Originally created as a decorative margarita, the Mexican Martini has since become something of a legend down here in Austin, which makes it the perfect drink to celebrate with during Cinco de Mayo. Below you will find the Cedar Door‘s Mexican Martini. The Cedar Door was the first restaurant to create this drink (it even says so in the New York Times).
The Original Mexican Martini
- 2 oz. Tequila
- 2 oz. Triple Sec
- 2.5 oz of Mexican Martini Mix (can be bought at Twin Liquors)
- 1 fresh squeezed lime
- 3 green olives
To Make: Over ice, pour equal parts Tequila, Triple Sec and Mexican Martini Mix into a tall glass (or martini glass). Top it off with a fresh squeezed lime and garnish with skewered olives.
The drink is seriously that simple to make, but I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed with the results. And if you’re looking for an equally simple guacamole recipe to pair with your drinks, check out my recipe here.
With that, celebrate on friends! And if you want to teach me a little something today, post the history behind Cinco de Mayo in the comments section.