The Happy Hour: The Mexican Martini

mexmartiniThe Mexican Martini is a variation on the famous Martini where the gin gets replaced with top quality tequila. The most common story about its origins is that in the 1860’s a bartender named Jerry Thomas created the famous drink whilst working in the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco.


  • 1 oz Herradura Blanco (30 ml)
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau (15 ml)
  • 1 oz Sweet & Sour Mix (30 ml) – 1/2 oz lime juice (15 ml)
  • 1 oz orange juice (30 ml) – mineral water


Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a large cocktail glass with a salt rim. Add a dash of mineral water with lemon juice. Garnish with olives.


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