Dirty Mexican Martini

Added by: Bartender
Added on: Jul 19 2010

Dirty Mexican Martini

Ingredients needed to make a Dirty Mexican Martini

2 1/2 oz. 100% Pure Agave Tequila
(I used Sauza Hornitos for this one)
3/4 oz. Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz. Olive Brine from Jar
2 Jalapeño Stuffed Spanish Olives

Dirty Mexican Martini Cocktail Recipe Directions

In a shaker 1/2 filled with ice, mix tequila, vermouth, and olive brine. Shake vigorously. Skewer two of the queen sized olives and place in a very chilled martini glass. Pour in liquid ingredients. Let it stand for a moment or two, then consume to your palette's fancy.

Bartender's Notes

This is the "South of the Border" version of the worldwide classic cocktail. Feel the heat.

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Bartender said:

@yedmundi I appreciate your feedback, however, where you are incorrect is that though all tequilas are made from agave, some of it blue, if it does not say 100% Puro De Agave, on the label, the law allows for the tequila to be blended with up to 49% neutral grain (distiller clear) spirits...aka cheaper filler like vodka or white whiskey.... 100% Puro de Agave means it is all tequila in the bottle, whether it comes from the famous Jalisco, Mexico region or not.. That's why it tends to cost more. It is also why you will see the less expensive brands or varieties say Made "with" blue agave or made with 100% Agave. The key is the word "with" instead of "of". These other "tequilas" contain enough tequila to be legally called tequila, but they are of a lesser quality. Obviously tequila is made from the agave plant, but the liquid in the bottle is not always 100% distilled agave based spirit.
You will also notice that my comment had South of the Border in quotes, which is to imply that the drink had a base liquor from Mexico. I've never had tequila made in Austin, TX, however Tito's Vodka from Texas is amazing. Cheers!

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yedmundi said:

Ok, first of all, this drink was invented in Austin, Texas. It is NOT a south of the border recipe. Also, it is a Margarita, the Margarita is jokingly called a "Mexican Martini", which is how it got the name.

And finally, ALL tequila is 100% pure blue Agave made in the Tequila region. If the liquior is not made in this region or not with 100% blue agave, it is called mezcal, and is NOT Tequila. You are not actually saying anything more than "Tequila", and not all good quality Tequila is required to say on the bottle anything more than "Tequila" in order to be stating that it is made from 100% Blue Agave. That is what the word Tequila means. You are implying that lesser grades of Tequila are made with something other than 100% Agave, and that is not the case. There are poor quality Tequilas out there, but even those are 100% Blue Agave, by law.

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JakJericho said:

I made one of these, it was fantastic! Not too spicy either. I might try to kick it up a notch by using Tabasco Brand cayenne pepper infused gold tequila. I'll keep you posted!

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CharlyV said:

Tried this but had no Dry Vermouth.... It needed it but was very tasty by substituting some dry white wine.