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

Spicy Mexican Martini

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.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 290kcal


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Citrus juicer


  • 2-3 jalapeno slices plus more for garnish if desired
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 ounces tequila preferably reposado
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • ½ ounce brine from jalapeno-stuffed olives
  • ½ 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


  • 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.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Sugar: 22g