I created this drink using Texas' premium vodka from Austin, juice of a fat pink grapefruit and lime from the Rio Grande Valley, sea salt from the Gulf of Mexico, and a jalapeno from Abbott's grocery store around the corner.
I call it The Davy Crockett. Although Texas was declared a Republic today, the actual attack on the Alamo didn't begin until the evening of March 5 after a two week siege. On March 6, 1836 . . .well, we all know that my Davy met a tragic fate. Rumored to be one of the only survivors of the Battle, I hear that the dastardly Santa A ordered him to be slain.
Remembering calamities such as this, ladies and gentlemen, is just one of the many reasons why we drink, is it not?
1 1/2 oz. Tito's Premium Vodka, ice cold
1/2 oz. fresh pink grapefruit juice, cold
Dash of green Tabasco (optional)
Good squeeze of fresh lime
Dash of sea salt
Rub the rim of the glass with a slice of jalapeno and use for garnish
After a few of these, it is doubtful that you will 'Remember the Alamo!' or much of anything else.
Suggested listening: The Ballad of Davy Crockett by the Kentucky Headhuntershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLNmvaACJno