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Mexican Martini

Elevate your cocktail experience with the bold and zesty Mexican Martini, a tequila-infused delight that adds a splash of Mexican flair to the classic martini. This beverage is perfect for those who appreciate a tangy and spirited concoction.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Drink Appeals To: Cocktail enthusiasts and anyone looking to add a Mexican twist to the traditional martini.
  • Estimated Duration: Ready in about 5 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: A crisp and refreshing blend of tequila, citrus, and a hint of sweetness.

About This Recipe

The Mexican Martini is a fusion of the classic martini with the vibrant flavors of Mexico, resulting in a cocktail that’s both sophisticated and full of character.

Equipment Required

  1. Shaker
  2. Strainer
  3. Martini glass


  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur (e.g., triple sec)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce olive brine
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wheel or twist for garnish


  1. Chill the Glass: Place a martini glass in the freezer to chill.
  2. Prepare the Shaker: Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  3. Add Ingredients: Pour in the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup, and olive brine.
  4. Shake Well: Secure the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain and Serve: Remove the ice from the chilled glass and strain the Mexican Martini into it.
  6. Garnish: Garnish with a lime wheel or twist for a citrusy touch.

Side Dishes

Pair your Mexican Martini with a plate of spicy Mexican street corn (elote loco) for a flavorful combination.

Storage Options

Best enjoyed fresh to maintain the vibrant flavors of the cocktail.

Ingredient Substitutes

Experiment with different flavored liqueurs or add a splash of jalape├▒o-infused simple syrup for a spicy kick.


For a non-alcoholic version, create a Mexican-inspired mocktail using citrus soda, lime juice, and a touch of agave syrup. Other options include:

  1. Paloma:
    • The Paloma is a popular Mexican cocktail known for its refreshing and citrusy flavor.
  2. Margarita:
    • A classic Margarita is a well-known Mexican cocktail with a balance of sweet, sour, and salty flavors.
  3. Tequila Sunrise:
    • While not served in a martini glass, the Tequila Sunrise shares the use of tequila and citrusy elements.


The Mexican Martini is a celebration of bold and zesty flavors. Whether sipped at a gathering or enjoyed as a personal indulgence, this tequila-infused martini is a spirited nod to Mexican mixology. ¡Salud y martini mexicano! (Cheers and Mexican Martini!)