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. :)

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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

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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.

Nutrition Facts

342.9 calories; 1 g protein; 38.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 257.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
WOW! These are soo good I juiced all the fruit ahead of time and it was a breeze to whip these up and the taste is fabulous!! Although I did switch the name to Alamo Martinis..LOL Thanks for sharing!! What a difference the fresh juice makes I will never go pre-mixed again!! Will be making these often =) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2012
I did not care for this recipe...olives were not a good addition Read More
(14)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
WOW! These are soo good I juiced all the fruit ahead of time and it was a breeze to whip these up and the taste is fabulous!! Although I did switch the name to Alamo Martinis..LOL Thanks for sharing!! What a difference the fresh juice makes I will never go pre-mixed again!! Will be making these often =) Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2009
Austin is my second home and this drink brings me back!!! I skip the olives but add an orange or lemon slice. These are the best!! Perfect for the summer! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/03/2012
I did not care for this recipe...olives were not a good addition Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2009
This was pretty tasty. I used tequila gold because I do not like silver and Triple Sec in place of orange juice and Cointreau. And the olive strangely enough tasted really good in the drink! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2009
I had never had a Mexican Martini until I moved to Central Texas- now that's all I order when we go out. These are great and go down very smooth. My kids loved them when they were out for a visit too. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2009
I have lived in Austin most of my life and agree this is one of the best margaritas!! I LOVE olives so I add some of the juice when mixing everything together! Also skip OJ and use a splash of triple sec!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
This is delicious! I only used one jigger of lime and I thought it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2012
This was perfect though I did use Gold (never tried Silver yet will have to though) and because I refuse to use mixes (corn syrup etc) this is a healthy cocktail with WHOLE foods! Loved it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2012
This didn't work for us and no one finished their drink. Sorry. Read More
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