Jim Franco
A few dashes of Texas Pete kicks this cocktail up a notch.
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Dirty Pete

Union Square Hospitality Group, Blue Smoke, New York City / May 2009

This recipe originally appeared in Pouring in Character.

A dust raising Bloody Mary and Martini collision, invented by Danny Meyer himself.

• 2 1/2 oz. vodka
• 1 1/2 oz. Spanish Queen olive brine
• 5 or 6 dashes hot pepper sauce, preferably Texas Pete
• 2 pitted Spanish Queen olives
• 1 pickled jalapeño

Fill a cocktail shaker and rocks glass with ice. Add vodka, olive brine, and hot pepper sauce to the shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into glass, garnish with the olives and pickled jalapeño, and serve.

Excerpted from MIX SHAKE STIR: Recipes from Danny Meyer's Acclaimed New York City Restaurants by Danny Meyer. Copyright © 2009 by Danny Meyer. Reprinted by permission of Little, Brown and COmpany, New York, Ny. All rights reserved.