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Entry from November 08, 2007
Texatini (cocktail)

A “Texatini” cocktail is basically a “martini” (gin and vermouth) with tequila substituted for the gin. The “Texatini” was published in The El Paso Chile Company Margarita Cookbook (1998) by W. Park Kerr, but remains of limited popularity.

One recipe (below) makes a “Texatini” that is more “margarita” than “martini.”


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Texatini
SUBMITTED BY: austinmomma
“A unique way to make a margarita. Be careful! These are known to be potent!”

INGREDIENTS
coarse salt (optional)
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger tequila
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger orange liqueur (Cointreau, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)
1/2 cup sweet and sour mix
1 fluid ounce orange juice
1 cup crushed ice
1 jalapeno-stuffed green olive
DIRECTIONS
Slightly moisten rim of a large martini glass, and dip in course salt to rim the glass.
Combine tequila, orange liqueur, sweet and sour mix, orange juice, and ice in a shaker. Shake vigorously, and strain into martini glass. Garnish with jalapeno-stuffed green olives.

Global Gourmet
The Margarita Cookbook has more classic and “nuevo” cocktails made with tequila, like a Tequila Sunrise, Texatini, Tequila Colada, Bloody Maria, and a Tequila Cosmopolitan. and what is a drink without a nibble?
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The El Paso Chile Company
Margarita Cookbook
By W. Park Kerr
William Morrow & Co.
Hardback, $12.95
Color photographs
Publication date: May 1998
ISBN: 0-688-16826-4
Information provided by the publisher.

17 March 1999, Washington (DC) Times, pg. E2:
Most of the recipes, naturally, are for libations, including the Texatini, a variation on the otherwise classic martini: tequila, dry vermouth and a garnish.

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Reading under the Influence
Cheers, Sept, 1999
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Kerr also includes recipes for other drinks and infused tequilas, as well as tequila-based food recipes like Margarita marinated cocktail olives, which we excerpt here (Also look for Kerr’s Nacional tequila soon.) Try one in a Tequilatini, or Kerr’s Texatini, made with silver or infused tequila and dry vermouth.

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From: “z”
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 00:04:34 -0500
Local: Thurs, Nov 6 2003 12:04 am
Subject: Viva, your drinks are ready!

Cheerslove delivered your Texatini to me by mistake.
Sauza Hornitos Tequila, dry vermouth, a dash of Tabasco, and a pepperoncini. 

Austin Chronicle (July 2, 2004)
The Iguana Grill
2900 RR 620 N., 266-8439
Iguana is known for its spectacular views of the lake from the huge hillside-perched patio. It features a seafood-friendly Tex-Mex (or Lake-Mex, as they prefer to call it) menu, and a full bar that leans heavily toward Mexican beers and anything tropical or made with tequila. It’s easy to pass an afternoon noshing on the likes of citrusy fajitas and carnitas, shrimp enchiladas, tuna ceviche, or the rest while watching the tiny boats skitter across the water’s surface below. Their excellent smoky chipotle salsa, some chips, and a Texatini (or two) make for the ultimate chill pill.

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