The Iguana Grill on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, has a drink called the “Texartini.” The Iguana Grill doesn’t state the Texartini’s ingredients, but provides a fictitious history: “This martini was invented in 1909 by Pancho Villa’s personal bartender, Tex Martinez.”
The “Texartini” drink appears to be the same as a “Mexican Martini” or perhaps a “Texatini.”
Iguana Grill (Austin, TX)
This martini was invented in 1909 by Pancho Villa’s personal bartender, Tex Martinez. Surprisingly, the recipe reappeared in 1910 at the old Knickerbocker Hotel in NYC. Due to the absence of tequila, gin was substituted. The rest is history.
Austin (TX) Chronicle (July 7, 2000)
2900 RR 620 N., 266-8439
Order one of their Texartinis (a Mexican martini) and put yourself in the mood for summer fun and sybaritic excess.
Austin: Iguana Grill - Traveler Reviews
Nov 18, 2007
I liked the Texartini I ordered, it was like a lighter version of a margarita.
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