Austin Margarita (aka Mexican Martini)


After living in Austin Texas for 10 years, my husband and I perfected the perfect margarita. The secret to success is fresh fruit juice only and it doesn't use any pre-made mixes! Don't skimp and try buying juice. Squeeze it yourself or you won't get the best taste! If you are a real olive lover, add pimento stuffed olives and call it a 'Mexican martini'...delicious! and you won't confuse yours with anyone else's if you add 3 olives on a stirrer. :)

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 cocktail


  • ½ cup ice cubes

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger silver tequila

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger Cointreau

  • 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier liqueur

  • 2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 3 pimento-stuffed green olives


  1. Place the ice cubes into a margarita glass. Pour in the tequila, Cointreau, and Grand Marnier. Pour in the lime juice, orange juice, and lemon juice to taste. Garnish with a pimento stuffed olive if desired.

Cook's Note

When serving a group, I will make a mixer of the fruit juices using 10 limes, 5 oranges, and 5 lemons. Just keep the juice chilled in a pitcher, and pour it into the tequila to taste depending on how strong you like it.

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