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The New and Improved Mexican Martini

Is it time to update my signature cocktail recipe? Why yes, I believe it is. I have been tinkering with the recipe for a little while, and I’ve finally got it perfected. Not that the original version wasn’t perfect — it was — this is just more perfect. Naturally.


Swapping out the simple syrup in the old recipe for agave nectar served two purposes. One, agave nectar is healthier than sugar, as it’s unrefined and lower on the glycemic index, and two (because, let’s face it, cocktails aren’t health foods), it’s tastier. The agave nectar compliments the flavor of the tequila perfectly. I first discovered that secret in Bon Appétit’s formula for the ultimate margarita, and I haven’t looked back since!

Mexican Martini
Serves: 2
  • 4 oz Sauza Conmemorativo or other high-quality tequila
  • 2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz light agave nectar
  • 1 oz warm water
  1. Whisk the agave nectar and the warm water in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, then add the diluted agave nectar. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass. Enjoy!


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6 Thoughts on “The New and Improved Mexican Martini

  1. Z Tequila on October 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

    Keep spreading the word on proper mexican martinis!

  2. I’ve been using Patron Citronge Orange Liqueur instead of Grand Marnier. I think it tastes better and it’s also less expensive. What are you using to decorate the rim?
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  3. That look SO damned good right now. Yum.
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