Absolut Texas Happy Hour Showdown

Absolut Texas Happy Hour Showdown

Cinco de Mayo-a holiday I find myself celebrating on an almost weekly basis at the Belair Cantina located conveniently two blocks from my house. Tonight I’ll still be celebrating, but I’ll be hosting it at my digs instead and adding a little twist to tradition. While I’ll still be mixing up the expected tequila based margaritas (fresh watermelon to be exact), I’ll also be serving something(s) with a kick! Last week we had a happy hour showdown with Absolut Texas vodka and three of their cocktail heavy hitters. First off, before I continue, I know you’re already asking Absolut Texas? The state needs one more thing dedicated to its namesake? It ABSOLUT-ely does. The serrano and cucumber infused spirit is both refreshing and packs a little punch. It can be mixed with something sweet or something on the more savory side. We tried the following: Tejano, Rodeo Ride & Pineapple Martini. TIP: While we didn’t concoct a Bloody Mary, we could find the two being a perfect pair and accompaniment to your Saturday morning. TEJANO-Easy and breezy 2 parts Absolut Texas 3 parts Grapefruit Soda Build over ice in a highball glass, and garnish with a lime wedge and a chili-salt rim. This cocktail is easy to throw together when you’re in a pinch! I definitely suggest adding the garnishes or it may be on the plain side. PINEAPPLE MARTINI-Perfectly punchy 2 parts Absolut Texas 2 parts Pineapple juice 2 leaves fresh Cilantro Optional (but suggested): add 1-2 dashes Tabasco-we used chipotle! Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, and shake with ice. Fine-strain into a chilled martini glass,...