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Mexican Martini

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I was first introduced to the Mexican Martini at Trudy's in Austin, Texas.

Since then, I've been a die hard fan of the Margarita's more complex big sister, plus I adore that it comes garnished with olives instead of limes. Top that off with the fact that it's served straight up and is accompanied by an almost-full shaker, and you've got a drink made in heaven.

Special thanks to friend edbrannan for his own personal recipe and hand modeling.
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Tequila - Use a good silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 oz. Orange Liqueur (i,e. Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • 2 oz. Margarita mix (opt. Use for a sweeter finish, otherwise omit)
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice
  • 1 splash Sprite
  • Ice
  • Jalapeno stuffed olives!

Step 2: Measure

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Into a cocktail shaker, measure tequila and orange liqueur.

Step 3: Lime it Up

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Roll lime firmly under your palm, or microwave it for 30 seconds to release more juice.

Squeeze lime into shaker.

Step 4: Shake

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Add orange juice and ice, and shake.

Top off shaker with a splash of Sprite (or other lemon-lime soda).

Step 5: Pour

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Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with three olives.

Serve with shaker.

Enjoy responsibly!
I Love Trudy's Mexican Martini. Thanks for the awesome Ible.

scoochmaroo (author)  sheepishlion5 years ago
Trudy's!!!  I love their migas enchiladas.
harrybaldwin10 months ago

I originally made this for my non-gin drinking girlfriend (hence no standard Martini). I've found I love these myself (but def. skip the "Margarita Mix" - a drink of this pedigree needs to prepackaged mix type stuff in it!)

tabi4 years ago
Great instructable!
This ithe "original" margarita..  not the oeversweet and frothy concotion usually drunk in not very mexican places.
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Tequila (silver)
Cointerau (triple sec)
Lime juice
salt rimmed "margarita" glass (martini)
flaked ice and a shaker
geek8834 years ago
 This is also known as a "Black Whip" in some parts. I've been bartending for around 5 years and that is what it's known as around here in the Houston/Galveston area.  Personally I'd prefer a nice snifter of Grand Marnier by itself. Very Nicely done instructable.
Loose definition of martini but hey looks like it will taste like fun. There was a sushi joint in PDX that had a saketini. Chef Obi drank a lot of them.

Gin or vodka, nice sake, cucumber slice peeled or partly peeled. Somehow the cucumber releases its flavor creating a beautiful infusion. So very simple a cocktail the martini. Try this version! Then........

Cucumber soap for the hungover from saketini instructable.

Thanks-
r30kansai5 years ago
Martini? Just because it is served in a Martini style glass doesn't mean it is one. Where is the Gin???
Ward_Nox5 years ago
Mexican martini...so a real margarita?
PindaHoofd5 years ago
Is this non-alcoholic?
Ingredients:
  • 2 oz. Tequila - Use a good silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 oz. Orange Liqueur (i,e. Cointreau or Grand Marnier)

I'll let you decide for yourself whether or not 3.5 oz of liquor is non-alcoholic or not.
most definitely not lol
I dont believe its not an alcoholic drink if it has TEQUILA & orange LIQUEUR, but well maybe somewhere in this world, those are not considered as alcohol.
lemonie5 years ago
I imagine this tastes very good. I like Plymouth Gin and a dash of Vermouth, shaken over ice.

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Jayefuu5 years ago
I like the lime rolling tip. Thanks! :D