Mexican Martini

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Last week The New York Times printed an interesting article about a cocktail that is unique to Austin, Texas – The Mexican Martini. The drink is sort of an oversize margarita in a martini glass that is served with speared olives and olive brine. The Times claims the drink was invented by a bartender at the Cedar Door during the late 70′s or early 80′s but is now popular in various interpretations all over the city. Another popular take on Austin’s signature drink is mixed with Sprite…a slightly different recipe from the NYT version:

Mexican Martini (attributed to Trudy’s)

  • 2 oz Tequila like Herradura Silver
  • 1 oz Cointreau
  • 1-2 oz of Sprite
  • 1 oz of orange juice
  • the juice of one lime

Shake all the ingredients and pour into a tall martini glass rimmed with salt. Serve with stuffed olives.

Best Mexican Martinis


9 Comments to “Mexican Martini”

  1. saw a piece in the latest Imbibe magazine where Adam Bryan, the barman at Bar Congress, said that “if (he) can lay the Mexican Martini to rest in Austin… that would be (his) greatest accomplishment.” hey I’m a fan of the cocktail renaissance and all, but no reason to knock with what brung us…

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