While the classic dry martini is made with gin, or more recently Vodka, 100% Agave Blanco tequila shines in a Tequila Martini.

Chilled right down and served in a frozen coupe over an ice sphere, this drink is a perfect mix of classic and modern. With a little more vermouth than most use in a martini, though not as much as my preferred 50:50 ratio, you get complexity without overpowering the agave.

Tequila Martini Cocktail Ingredients

AquaRiva Tequila is made using Autoclaves to steam cook the Agave Piñas, retaining a clean taste but with a distinctive tequila flavour.

Dolin is a classic French vermouth, white and dry.

Tequila Martini Cocktail Recipe

  • 2½oz (75ml) AquaRiva Blanco Tequila
  • ¾oz (22.5ml) Dolin Dry Vermouth

Stir with cubed ice and strain over an ice sphere in a large coupe glass. Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel.

This drink certainly moves the perception of Tequila from shooter to elegant sipper. While Tequila has always been a drink accepted without mixers, this takes the appreciation of its quality to a higher level.

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Tequila Martini Cocktail from BartenderHQ

We’ll be covering far more Tequila, Mezcal and wider agave drinks and articles over the coming month so check out our Podcast on iTunes and Sticher Radio and feel free to leave us a review too!

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