Mexican Martini Mix Off

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In honor of Cinco de Mayo, yes I realize it’s the 7th, we decided to celebrate with a Texas tradition – Mexican Martinis.  An Austin creation, this margarita like concoction is served up in a salt rimmed martini glass, with a martini shaker and jalapeno stuffed olives. In an effort to recreate our favorite one from Trudy’s, the Mexican Martini Mix-off was born. The ingredients are simple: Tequila, orange liquor (Cointreau is best), Sprite, and limes but the key is proportions. Though we were never able to duplicate the drink exactly (probably due to dark tequila and super orange liquor), we had a great time trying.  Oh and in the process I found out that all our martini glasses have disappeared…

Key thing to remember, Sprite, 7Up, etc. are all carbonated beverages.  As you shake, make sure to occasionally open the lid of the shaker to relieve the pressure from the bubbles.  If not, a martini explosion is imminent so clean up and return to step 1.


Mexican Martini Recipe I

Ingredients:

1 shot of Tequila

1 shot of Triple Sec (or Orange Liquor)

Juice of half a line

Juice of a quarter of orange

2 shots of Sprite/7up (or Diet Sprite)

Ice

Martini Shaker

Martini Glass/Margarita Glass rimmed with Salt

Instructions:

1)      Fill the martini shaker halfway with ice

2)      Pour Tequila and Orange Liqueur into the shaker

3)      Use the handheld juicer to add ½ a lime and ¼ orange to the shaker.

4)      Add Sprite, place the lid and shake.

5)      Pour the mixture into salted glass. Serve with a toothpick of stuffed olives.

Review: WAY too much orange flavor for a Mexican Martini, not enough tequila taste, nice fun fruity summer drink.

 

Next my husband decided to try his hand at bartending…

Kev’s Mexican Martini (Recipe II)

Ingredients:

2 shots of Tequila

2 shots of Triple Sec (or Orange Liqueur)

Juice of half a lime

Sprite (or Diet)

Ice

Martini Shaker with strainer

Martini Glass

Instructions:

1)      Fill the martini shaker halfway with ice

2)      Pour 2 shots of Tequila and 2 shots of Orange Liqueur into the shaker

3)      Use the handheld juicer to add ½ a lime to the shaker.  Add the juiced lime to the shaker.

4)      Add Sprite to fill the rest of the shaker, place the lid and shake.

5)      Add a small amount of ice into the serving glass.

6)      Pour the mixture into glass using the strainer to keep the limes out of the mixture.

7)      Serve with or without a salted rim and definitely with a toothpick of stuffed olives.

Review: More Mexican than Martini, good fruit flavors and festive drink. Very strong.

 

Mexican Martini Recipe III

Ingredients:

2 shots of Tequila

1 ½ shots of Triple Sec (or Orange Liqueur)

Juice of half a lime

Sprite (or Diet)

Ice

Martini Shaker with strainer

Martini Glass

Instructions:

1)      Fill the martini shaker halfway with ice.

2)      Pour Tequila and Orange Liqueur into the shaker.

3)      Use a handheld juicer to add ½ a lime to the shaker.  Add the juiced limes to the shaker.

4)      Add Sprite to fill the rest of the shaker, place the lid and shake.

5)      Pour the mixture into glass using the strainer to keep the limes out of the mixture.

6)      Serve with a salted rim and a toothpick of stuffed olives.

Review: This version was very close to the Trudy’s Mexican Martini. Good mix of tequila, lime and fun!

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Comments: 5

  1. Niccole O'Dell May 7, 2011 at 9:33 am Reply

    How fun! I am now going to have to make this and have a drink by the pool! Your blog is so much fun, I love it!

  2. Jacob September 25, 2012 at 2:33 pm Reply

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  4. Greg February 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm Reply

    I love this one, especially the use of orangecello. Thanks for bringing to Ladies Night!

  5. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian February 27, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

    What an awesome cocktail. Thank you for linking up at our Ladies Night Celebration . We hope you come back this week and share your favorite cocktails, appetizers and treats!!!

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