Contrary to popular belief, the Mexican Martini is not actually from Mexico. Created in Texas, this popular summer cocktail is a delicious blend of two classics: a Dirty Martini and a classic Margarita. The sugary lime flavors of the Margarita are mellowed by the “dirty” olive juice of the Martini, with crisp vermouth to seal the deal. No surprise that the result is so quenchable!
How to make a Mexican Martini
Start by making a classic Margarita (tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice) and shake over ice with dry vermouth, we love Cinzano Vermouth Bianco. Add the magic ingredient, not to be missed, a splash of olive brine or juice from the olive jar. Don’t skimp on the shaking, Mexican Martini is best served chilled.
How to serve a Mexican Martini
Honoring its name, serve it in a chilled Martini glass with a Margarita-style salt-dipped rim. To salt your glass, all you need to do is make a small slit in the centre of a lime wedge and run the wedge around the rim of the glass before dipping the rim into a plate of kosher salt.
To make the ultimate Mexican Martini recipe, choose a good tequila. We favor a reposado—an aged tequila stands up well with other strong flavors like an Espolòn Tequila Reposada. The second golden rule is to remember when it comes to juice is, fresh is best.
Don’t let the long list of ingredients fool you, it’s ready to pour in 3 easy steps. Rim, shake and strain. Ole’!