According to Austin lore, it’s thought that downtown bar Cedar Door is the original creator of the concoction now known as the Mexican martini, dating back to the 1970s or ‘80s. While nowadays it seems like many restaurants and bars in the city has a version of the cocktail, it’s still the same format: tequila and the briny liquid from olives — much like a classic dirty martini — served up in a martini glass with a shaker of the leftover cocktail on the side.
From the original Mexican martini still served at Cedar Door over 40 years later to newer classics, like Trudy’s, which offers a super-sized version, there’s a deliciously boozy version out there for everyone.
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