Looking to branch out from your standard margarita? You’ll love this spicy Mexican martini! With just a few ingredients, this tequila martini comes together quickly and couldn’t be easier to make for even the novice home bartender.
2–3 jalapeno slices, plus more for garnish if desired
1 lime, juiced
2 ounces tequila, preferably reposado
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce brine from jalapeno-stuffed olives
1/2 ounce agave nectar
Lime slices, for garnish, optional
Coarse sea salt, for garnish, optional
Chili powder, for garnish, optional
Jalapeno-stuffed olives, for garnish, optional
- Add jalapeno slices and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the jalapeno slices to release their oils.
- Add the tequila, Grand Marnier, brine, agave nectar and a handful of ice. Put on the top and shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.
- Run a lime slice around the rim of a martini glass. On a small plate, stir together about equal parts sea salt and chili powder to make a cohesive mixture. Swirl the rim of the martini glass into the salt-chili powder mixture.
- Strain the martini into the glass. Garnish with olive slices, a lime slice and additional jalapeno slices if desired. Enjoy!
- Triple sec or Cointreau also work in place of Grand Marnier.
- If you don’t have jalapeno-stuffed olives, you can use regular olives, but the brine won’t be as spicy.
- Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- Category: Beverages
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Serving Size: 1 drink
- Calories: 290
- Sugar: 22
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 22
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: spicy Mexican martini