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]

Preparation[edit]

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

History[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Awards/BestOfAustin/index?SearchTerms=martinis
  2. ^ Goldstein, Robin (2008). Fearless Critic Austin Restaurant Guide (2nd ed.). Workman Publishing. p. 352.
  3. ^ http://www.austin360.com/restaurants/content/restaurants/special/2005/foodmatters_05-25-05.html
  4. ^ Foley, Ray (2006). The Ultimate Little Cocktail Book. Sourcebooks, Inc.
  5. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/mexican-martini_n_2759197.html