The perfect not-really-Mexican drink to celebrate the perfect not-really-Mexican holiday:
3 to 4 oz. good tequila 1 oz. Cointreau 2 oz. sour mix juice of one lime jalapeño stuffed olives
Place all but the olives in a shaker. Add a splash of olive juice and fill with ice. Then shake it like a maraca, pour it into two salt-rimmed martini glasses, and enjoy.
I won't go into detail about what makes a "good" tequila, because for every liquor snob that reads this, there's always someone just a little snobbier. Also, there are those who would recommend adding an ounce of orange juice and/or a splash of Sprite before the shaking. Whatever floats your boat across the border is what I say.
What about you? Anyone care to share a recipe for their favorite libation, Mexican-sounding or not?