As we head into the weekend, it’s time to think about sitting back, relaxing and enjoying some leisure time. Nothing says Friday like a simple, stylish cocktail. Try this one from ICE’s Texas Steakhouse class. According to ICE Recipe Editor Dan Stone this twist on a classic comes from the popular Trudy’s restaurant in Austin. We’ve added tomolives, a little pickled green tomato introduced to us from our resident mixologist Michael Cecconi, as the garnish.
2 ounces tequila, such as Sauza Hornitos
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce lemon-lime soda, such as Sprite
1 ounce orange juice
Juice from half a lime
Tomolives or green olives for garnish
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass rimmed with salt. Add tomolives, or small green olives as a garnish.