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.

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

Into a cocktail shaker, measure tequila and orange liqueur.

Step 3: Lime It Up

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

Squeeze lime into shaker.

Step 4: Shake

Add orange juice and ice, and shake.

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

Step 5: Pour

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

Serve with shaker.

Enjoy responsibly!

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    14 Discussions

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    harrybaldwin

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I originally made this for my non-gin drinking girlfriend (hence no standard Martini).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!)

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    tabi

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Great instructable!
    This ithe "original" margarita..  not the oeversweet and frothy concotion usually drunk in not very mexican places.
    ;)
    Tequila (silver)
    Cointerau (triple sec)
    Lime juice
    salt rimmed "margarita" glass (martini)
    flaked ice and a shaker

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    geek883

    8 years ago on Introduction

     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.

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    stretch mark

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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-

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    r30kansai

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Martini? Just because it is served in a Martini style glass doesn't mean it is one. Where is the Gin???

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    Andrew546PindaHoofd

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.
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    DarmaniPindaHoofd

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    lemonie

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I imagine this tastes very good. I like Plymouth Gin and a dash of Vermouth, shaken over ice.

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