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The Best Mexican Martini Recipe in the World

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Mexican Martini

I’ve seen so many Mexican Martini recipes that completely miss the boat. This is a very popular drink here in Austin, Texas and I have sampled quite a few of them. After much careful testing, I think I have perfected a pretty damn good version.

  • 2 oz. Tequila – Use a good silver tequila. The light color makes it look better.
  • 1 1/2 oz. Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
  • 2 oz. Lime Juice. Don’t use a mix for this drink. Sweet and Sour will ruin it.
  • 1 oz. Orange Juice.
  • 1 splash Sprite
  • 1 splash olive juice – or more to taste.
  • Jalapeno stuffed olives!

How To Make It:

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it and strain it into a BIG cocktail glass with a salted rim. Spear a few jalapeno stuffed olives and garnish the drink. Serve it up.

This is a really delicious drink that packs quite a punch. You can experiment until you get what you feel is the right blend of flavors. Certain people I know like it with a LOT of olive juice. That variation of the drink we call the Dirty Mexican.

But use these guidelines when experimenting:

  • Use good tequila
  • NEVER use sweet and sour
  • Jalapeno stuffed olives really pimp the drink out.

Glass: Big Cocktail glass

Photo: Clemente

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50 Comments For This Post

  1. Kitchen Gadgets Says:

    I’ve had something similar to this, but without the jalapeno stuffed olives. I will try to make this later this month, for a birthday party.

  2. hiver Says:

    the cedar door has their original mexican martini recipe posted on the website. check it out:
    http://cedardooraustin.com/mexican_martini.html

  3. Eric Says:

    Hey Joe -

    Great recipe. Would love to send you a sample of our product for the next time you make one – Dirty Sue – premium olive juice for martinis – http://www.dirtysue.com

    Let me know.

    Cheers,
    Eric
    et1969@mac.com

  4. A.C. Says:

    There is no 8 and 1/2 oz martini glass which is what your recipe has in it how did you work that out Joe Bartender?

  5. Sarah Says:

    A.C.- most restaurants I’ve gone to in Austin serve the drink in any sized martini glass with the rest of the drink in the shaker. Just keep pouring til you’re out. In which case, order another because these are damn good.

  6. Cheryl Says:

    W@W Looks Fantastic! Wish You Could Ship One ~ Thanks for the Great Recipe!

  7. Holly Says:

    i would like to make a pitcher of mexican martini instead of individual servings. can you give me a recipe for a pitcher? also what happens if you don’t use the sprite? thanks!

  8. Approach Women Says:

    Yes this is great, I had tried it, great work.

  9. constance Says:

    The Cedar Door mexican martini is really the tastiest in Austin. I tried the recipe on their website and I think it tastes better than this one.

  10. youtube Says:

    Thanks..

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  12. Jennifer Says:

    YUMMY – I lived in Austin for 14 years. In Austin Mexican Martinis are more popular that Margaritas and usually a standard drink that would and could be made in any resturant or bar. BUT – in Houston most people here have yet to hear of them. I am spreading the word. Thank you for the recipe, I actually had gotten online to print it out for a co-worker who is dying to make, taste and try one. Thanks again!!! Hook-Em!!

  13. Jacob Federolo Says:

    Lets hope it’s not a dirty mexican… lol. YOU get what i’m saying? HAHAHA

  14. Cerrie Says:

    You are brilliant for letting people not to use mix in this most delicious drink. It is the one thing i miss the most about Austin…Mexi Marts!!

  15. Free xBox live codes Says:

    Good looking recipe – presumably it would be okay to substitute the orange for another fruit juice, tropical or something like that?

    Had it with Jalepinos before when I was in Malaga, extremely nice.

    Never really thought about making it, but I think I’ll give this one a bash.

  16. Bayrak Says:

    most restaurants I’ve gone to in Austin serve the drink in any sized martini glass with the rest of the drink in the shaker. Just keep pouring til you’re out. In which case, order another because these are damn good.

  17. sohbet Says:

    thank you for the post

  18. Ben Song Says:

    thanks for this post im going to have to try this drink out i never had it well i guess im going to this weekend

  19. pimapen Says:

    i would like to make a pitcher of mexican martini instead of individual servings. can you give me a recipe for a pitcher? also what happens if you don’t use the sprite? thanks!

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  21. PUA Forums Says:

    Jalapenos must give it quite the extra bite

  22. mirc Says:

    i would like to make a pitcher of mexican martini instead of individual servings. can you give me a recipe for a pitcher? also what happens if you don’t use the sprite? thanks!

  23. AOW Says:

    pitcher recipe
    12 oz. Tequila – Use a good silver tequila. The light color makes it look better.
    8 oz. Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
    12 oz. Lime Juice. Don’t use a mix for this drink. Sweet and Sour will ruin it.
    6 oz. Orange Juice.
    1 splash Sprite
    1 splash olive juice – or more to taste.
    Jalapeno stuffed olives!

  24. delguti Says:

    I’ve had this Mexican Martini while visiting Austin, TX and let me tell you…i’m hooked. Thanks for sharing the recipe. One question, where do I find Jaleneno stuffed olives? Jersey girl

  25. Blender Benefits Says:

    I had a similar recipe in San Francisco last year. Will definitely try it out.

    Also, I run blender benefits and we are working to collect a fun and robust database of blender recipes. I would love it if you contributed a few bartender recipes of your own that we could feature. Please let me know!

  26. gold prognose Says:

    Great recipes of the Mexican Martini.i have too hungry any time i show recipes than i have hungry.so i go for make this recipes and than talk to result.

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    most restaurants I’ve gone to in Austin serve the drink in any sized martini glass with the rest of the drink in the shaker.

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    I’ve had something similar to this, but without the jalapeno stuffed olives. I will try to make this later this month, for a birthday party.

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  38. Lilybeth Waldorf - Orange Juice Says:

    Awesome drink just makes me want to go home and make some of this. I’ll probably do that and get the ingredients on my way home! thanks for the recipe!

  39. Denis Says:

    Joe, can I use limon but not a lime? In my town it is not possible to find lime.

  40. london Says:

    thanks for posting

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  42. Christian Says:

    Mexico’s best martini recipe, really want to see

  43. mark wilkinson Says:

    I am so glad you put the instructions AND guidelines in your articles!
    To many sites just give a recipe without the guidelines. But those guidelines, the special little hints, are what makes the difference between a great dish or drink and a good one.

    Thanks!

  44. kettering plasterer Says:

    Looks nice. I prefer a nice cool pint but if im up for a big night out I might give this a whirl

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    I cannot wait to try this recipe, sounds great…

  46. Hilah Says:

    I love Trudy’s Mexican Martinis! In fact, I demonstrated your recipe in a video I just posted. I agree, it’s a pretty dead-on Trudy’s clone. Nice job! Let me know what you think about the video!

    How To Make a Mexican Martini

  47. Hilah Says:

    Whoops. Here’s the link.

    http://hilahcooking.com/how-to-make-a-mexican-martini/

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