San Jacinto Day
We missed San Jacinto Day here at Texas Cooking, which is one of Texas' celebrated state holidays. And for good reason! In observance of this special day, we are printing the recipe for the Yellow Rose of Texas. Did you know the song Yellow Rose of Texas does not refer to a flower, but instead to a Texas slave girl named Emily Morgan. As the story goes, she caught the eye of Mexican general Santa Anna who's beauty distracted him just enough to lose to the Texas army at San Jacinto.
Like many other things in Texas lore, no one knows if this is actually true. Nevertheless she has been immortalized in the song, and from that this sweet little libation printed below.
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Did you know Texas has its own version of the Screwdriver cocktail? If you like tequila and the peach flavor of Southern Comfort, make one of these colorful beauties.
- 1 ounce Southern Comfort
- ½ ounce Tequila
- 2 ounces orange juice
- Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake hard and fast.
- Immediately strain into an old fashioned glass on the rocks. The drink should still be fizzy.
- Makes 1 cocktail.
Note: Use a premuim tequila. Feel free to double the ingredients and make it a tall Yellow Rose!
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