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A spicy Mexican martini on a marble platter with garnishes around it.

Spicy Mexican Martini


  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x

Description

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.


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Ingredients

23 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
Ice
Lime slices, for garnish, optional
Coarse sea salt, for garnish, optional
Chili powder, for garnish, optional
Jalapeno-stuffed olives, for garnish, optional


Instructions

  1. Add jalapeno slices and lime juice to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the jalapeno slices to release their oils.
  2. Add the tequila, Grand Marnier, brine, agave nectar and a handful of ice. Put on the top and shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.
  3. 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.
  4. Strain the martini into the glass. Garnish with olive slices, a lime slice and additional jalapeno slices if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • 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

Nutrition

  • 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