I don’t know what it is with me and holidays, but I’m always getting sick ’round special times of the year when the fam gathers and we’re suppose to eat, relax, chit-chat and be merry. Boo me. I’m not even with my family this year and I still managed to come down with some sort of flu. Guess that’s the price I pay working with little germ infested kids.
That said, I’m feeling quite a bit better than yesterday so maybe I’ve beat this darn thing. So even though I won’t be drinking, I won’t let my sickness get in the way of sharing the best martini ever with you.
It’s got spice – how much depends on how long you leave the jalapeno in there and if you slice it or not.
It’s martini like with a kick of salty capers ‘n’ juice.
And quite similar to a margarita with tequila and lime.
But with each sip you’ll realize it’s actually like nothing else and soon to be your favorite too (if you like martinis and margaritas that is.)
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
Slim Mexican Martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients (makes 1 martini)
- 1 1/2 oz. tequila
- 3/4 oz. cointreau
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 jalapeno, sliced almost all the way, except for the top (to reduce spice, don’t slice)
- 1/4-1/2 tsp caper juice (depending on how salty/olive-y you like it)
- splash club soda
- lime, garnish
- capers, garnish
You want to serve this drink cold so you either want to start with cold liquor, chill after mixing up a batch, or serve over tons of ice which will melt, diluting the drink a bit, but that’s okay in my opinion, and how I usually enjoy it because I’m not very patient and I don’t keep liquor in my freezer. It would be awesome if you had a shaker, just fill with ice and add the drink to it, strain into a cold glass.
To coat the rim of the glass with salt/sugar/lime zest combo or any of the three, simply wet the edge of the glass with a lime and flip over the cup onto a plate with the salt/sugar/zest combo on it.
Mix the everything together in a separate glass (with or without ice), stir or shake to combine. Pour into serving glass (with or without ice) garnish with about 5 capers (on toothpicks, optional) and a slice of lime.