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Mexican Martini Tequila Drink Recipe

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The Mexican martini is the wildly popular signature drink of Austin Texas. Locals and tourists go crazy for this smooth and tangy tequila martini drink.

Mexican Martini Recipe

We have family in Austin. They took our cocktail connoisseur cousin Kari to Trudy’s bar.

She sat in Trudy’s and absorbed the vibe and drank the drink. She loved the Mexican Martini they served. Here’s a taste for you. If you ever get to Austin Texas, stop by Trudy’s bar.

More Tequila Cocktails:

All of these margaritas and Mexican cocktails are popular and tasty. See our entire cocktail section for even more alcoholic drink inspiration.

Mexican Martini Recipe:

Basically this is a margarita served as a martini. The olives and martini glass create the Martini ambience we are going for. It’s fun to make and delicious to drink.

Mexican Martini Ingredients
Ingredients for the Mexican Margarita

Everything you need to make this tequila cocktail. Except the glass.

Ingredients List:

  • Reposado Tequila
  • cointreau
  • orange juice
  • lime juice
  • Dirty Martini Olive Juice

TIP: Use a good quality reposado tequila for the best flavor. You will be paid back in the smoothness of the drink. Promise!

How to make a Mexican Martini-pin image
The classic Mexican Martini recipe is a favorite summer cocktail. Smooth and tangy with a sweet flavor profile it’s a nod to the famous drink from Trudy’s in Austin.

Rimming the Glasses:

This is a simple way to add a touch of sophistication to your tequila cocktail.

Tip: Keep the salted rim light. The condensation from the chilled glass might melt the salt into the drink as you drink it.

If you’re a sipper rather than a slurper the salt might make quite a statement to this drink by the end.

Making a Mexican Martini:

Here is a quick visual guide of how we make this tequila drink. Please also watch our video demonstration. Our printable recipe card follows.

Garnished mexican martini
Mexican martini Garnished with stuffed olives and a lime wheel.

This is a smooth drink. It looks classy with all dressed up. Serve this to guests that like a stronger less sweet cocktail. They will love it.

Garnishing Tips and Ideas:

  • Try different stuffed olives for fun. We chose pimento stuffed martini olives and they are traditional. Jalapeño stuffed olives are a way to bring that Mexican vibe to the party.
  • If you add muddled peppers to the drink (see below) set a bright red curly pepper on the glass side instead of the lime wheel.

Variations:

  • Add 1 to 2 oz. sprite
  • muddle olives and peppers together and add to shaker.

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Your Printable Recipe Card:

Mexican Martini Recipe
Yield: 1 Mexican Martini

Mexican Martini Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Mexican Martini recipe from at Trudy's bar in Austin Texas is wildly popular with the locals and visitors. A smooth reposado tequila drink with light citrus flavors.

Ingredients

Instructions

Rim Glass:

  1. set two flat plates on a counter.
  2. Pour simple syrup on one plate
  3. Pour salt on the other plate.
  4. Invert the martini glass and roll the lip in the simple syrup.
  5. Move the glass to the salt and roll the rim until a fine edge of salt completely coats the glass rim.salted rim on martini glass

Make Mexican Martini:

  1. Fill your cocktail shaker half full with ice
  2. Add the tequila, cointreau and juices all into your shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously 10 to 30 seconds until the shaker is very cold.
  4. Strain the drink into your salt rimmed martini glass.straining a Mexican martini

Garnishing:

  1. fresh lime wheel
  2. 3 Stuffed Martini OlivesGarnishing Mexican martini

Notes

The tequila:


You will want to use a good quality reposado tequila. The smoothness of this cocktail depends on a smooth well rested tequila.

Garnishing Tips:

  • Keep the salted rim light. The condensation from the chilled glass will melt the salt into the drink as you drink it. If you're a sipper rather than a slurper the salt will over power the drink by the end.
  • Try different stuffed olives for fun. We chose pimento stuffed martini olives and they are traditional. Jalapeño stuffed olives are a way to bring that Mexican vibe to the party.
  • If you add muddled peppers to the drink (see below) set a bright red curly pepper on the glass side instead of the lime wheel.

Variations:

  • Add 1 to 2 oz. sprite
  • muddle olives and peppers together and add to shaker.

Nutrition Information

Yield

1

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 250Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 106mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 0g

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Further Suggested Reading: NY Times Article on the Mexican Martini

The Mexican martini-pin image
The Mexican martini is the wildly popular signature drink of Austin Texas. Locals and tourists go crazy for this smooth and tangy tequila martini drink.
Making the Mexican martini-pin image
The Mexican martini is the wildly popular signature drink of Austin Texas. Locals and tourists go crazy for this smooth and tangy tequila martini drink.
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