The Mexican Martini Combines 2 Classic Cocktails For A Bold Flavor

Classic drinks never go out of style, standing the test of time and created and ordered by past, current, and future generations. Two cocktails that fit that bill are theĀ classic margarita and the classic martini.

The margarita consists of tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave syrup (via The result is sweet and tangy and quite refreshing, whether you're outside on a sunny summer day or hiding from winter in your favorite Mexican restaurant. Margaritas are usually served on the rocks but may also be blended. According to The New York Times Cooking, the basic, classic martini is made with gin and dry vermouth. Gin is often replaced with vodka, and the iconic dirty martini contains olive juice. Martinis ooze sophistication, and you might feel like a classic movie star as you sip one.

With two classic drinks that continue to be a favorite, why not combine them? Believe it or not, it's actually been done. The Mexican martini takes a little of each drink and creates a new one that will surely stick around for a while.

The Mexican Martini

Texas Monthly writes that the Cedar Door Bar in Austin, Texas, first claimed the creation of the Mexican martini. As with many recipes, other places have tried to recreate it, and many people haven't heard of it. It may be the new drink you can make to impress your guests.

Using tequila as the base, the Mexican martini wisely takes the sweetness of orange and lime from the margarita and combines it with the saltiness of the olive brine often used in a martini. It's shaken with ice, and of course, the rim is lined in salt. For garnish, so there is no quarreling, both lime and olive are privileged to adorn the glass in which a Mexican martini is served.

The key to the perfect martini is saltiness and a little bite. The key to the perfect margarita is tanginess with enough sweetness to tone it down. Taking all those flavors from two of the most popular cocktails and combining them into one is nothing short of a drink that's bound to be a classic.