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What is a recipe for a Mexican martini?

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To make a classic Mexican Martini, pour 2 ounces reposado tequila, 1 ounce Cointreau, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, 3/4 ounce fresh orange juice and 1/2 ounce olive brine into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Pour into a salt-rimmed martini glass and serve with two olives.

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As an alternative, pour 2 ounces of high-quality tequila, 1 1/2 ounces of Triple Sec, 1 1/2 ounces of lime juice, 1 ounce of orange juice, a splash of club soda or tonic water, and a splash of olive brine into a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake. Rub the rim of a martini glass with fresh lime juice and press the rim of the glass into a mixture of coarse salt and a pinch of chili powder. Strain the cocktail into the glass and serve with olives and a fresh lime wedge.

A tip to make a Mexican Martini more spicy is to use a homemade jalapeno-infused tequila or garnish with jalapeno-stuffed olives. If desired, substitute Grand Marnier for Cointreau or Triple Sec. Substitute sweet and sour mix for fresh lime juice, if necessary. If the cocktail tastes sour, add 1/2 teaspoon of superfine sugar or simple syrup to taste.

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