Recipe: Tex-Mex Martini

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


  1. Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain into a martini glass rimmed with salt.
  3. Add tomolives, or small green olives as a garnish.

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