Mexican Martini Recipe

how to make a mexican martini

Mexican Martini Recipe

How to Make a Mexican Martini

Every mexican martini recipe has the same basic alcohol components – tequila and orange flavoured liqueur. But when it comes to mix, there are a bunch of variations of the mexican martini.

Many people say that the mexican martini was born in Austin, Texas where it’s a very popular drink. However, no one knows for sure the origin of the drink and every old pub in Austin will likely claim it as their invention. But alas, where it came from is not as important as how good it tastes!
For our purposes, we’ll show you our favorite mexican martini recipe and then give you some variations that we’ve seen – and let you be the judge. As with all drinks, the quality of the ingredients plays a big role in the final taste of the drink.

Although its called a mexican martini, its actually closer to a margarita than a real martini.

Enuf said, here’s the…

Mexican Martini Recipe

Mexican Martini Recipe


  • 2oz Tequila
  • 1oz Cointreau
  • 1oz Orange Juice
  • juice from half a lime
  • splash of Sprite


    1. Rim a martini glass with rock salt or sea salt (or regular salt if that’s all you have)
    2. In a shaker tin, add ice, tequila, Cointreau, OJ and the lime juice
    3. Shake well
    4. Strain the mixture into the martini glass
    5. add a splash of Sprite
    6. garnish with a skewer of 2 olives (jalepeno stuffed olives if you have them)
    7. Enjoy!


Variations of the Mexican Martini Recipe

As we mentioned before, you’re bound to find different variations of the mexican martini depending on where you order it. As everybody’s tastes are different, you’ll have to experiment yourself to find the combination you like the best.

Here are some we’ve come across.

  • Some people add lime bar mix (sweet & sour mix)
  • Sprite can be replaced with 7-up, but some recipes call for soda instead
  • instead of a splash of Sprite, some recipes call for 1-2oz
  • instead of Cointreau, some people use Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
  • Since bars tend to use whatever Tequila they have on the bar, we didn’t include a specific brand. Some people prefer silver over gold or vice versa. We’ll just tell you to use the highest quality tequila you (or your bar) can afford (or whatever price point your customers are willing to pay). If you’re offering these tasty little concoctions at your bar / restaurant, you may want to consider offering a regular version, using a cheaper tequila and triple sec and a premium version using a higher quality tequila and either Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

We also have Video Tutorials on how to make popular drink recipes like the Cosmopolitan, White Russian, Blue Hawaiian, Kamikaze, Hurricane, and the Bloody Caesar.

You can check out our other pages on Drink Recipes, like Cocktails, Martinis, Shooter Recipes, Mixed Drinks, Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes, And everybody’s favourite Tequila Recipes.


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