Silver-Tequila Martini

Photo: Kate Mathis
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins

To chill a martini glass, fill it with ice, then cold water. Let it stand 5 minutes, then drain.


  • 2 ounces silver tequila, such as Patron Silver

  • ½ ounce dry vermouth

  • 2 tablespoons fresh pink-grapefruit juice, plus a wedge and a twist for serving

  • 10 to 12 dashes grapefruit or orange bitters, such as Fee Brothers

  • Edible silver flakes (optional; available at and sanding sugar, for serving


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add tequila, vermouth, grapefruit juice, and bitters. Cover and shake several times.

  2. Stir together silver flakes and sugar on a small plate. Run grapefruit wedge along the rim of a chilled martini glass. Dip rim in sugar mixture to evenly coat. Strain tequila mixture into glass, add grapefruit twist, and serve.

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