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The Mexican Margarita

The Mexican Margarita

mexican-martini-225x300Say what? This hybrid drink was created in the late 1970s, after a bartender at Austin’s Cedar Door Restaurant vacationed in Mexico. The margarita she ordered on the other side of the border came, unexpectedly, in a martini glass.

But that’s not the end of the story. She took this idea back to Austin and created the Mexican Margarita – just add olives!

The drink has many variations, of course, and can be hard to find outside of Austin. So check it out at Cedar Door Restaurant or, if in New York, at El Original. For those who want to make it at home (or pester their local barkeep), this recipe was developed by Garrett Flanagan for El Original.

Here’s what you need:

1.5 oz. lime juice
1.5 oz. simple syrup
3 oz. tequila
.5 oz olive juice

Shake with ice, pour into martini glass and garnish wilth olives and a little bit of jalapeño. Ole!

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