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
- 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.