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