Mexican martini

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The Mexican martini is a cocktail variation of a Margarita served straight up in a cocktail glass like a Martini. It is a popular drink in Austin, Texas.[1][2]


Recipes and preparation types vary. The primary ingredients are tequila and orange liqueur. Other flavoring ingredients like orange juice, lime juice, sparkling sodas and salt may be used.[3][4] One common recipe is as follows:

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. Cointreau liqueur
  • 1–2 oz. Sprite
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • ½ lime, juice of
  • 1/2 oz. green olive brine
  • garnish with 2+ green olives


There is contention as to the origin of Mexican martinis, as their history is unclear. However most Texans assert that it was the Cedar Door Patio Bar & Grill in Austin, Texas that first came up with the recipe. [5]


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  2. ^ Goldstein, Robin (2008). Fearless Critic Austin Restaurant Guide (2nd ed.). Workman Publishing. p. 352.
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  4. ^ Foley, Ray (2006). The Ultimate Little Cocktail Book. Sourcebooks, Inc.
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