Bitter Salty Perrotini

Bitter Salty Perro

Margaritaville was too crowded

Sometimes you just don’t want a margarita with your Mexican food. I mean let’s be serious… They’re good, but I can never drink more than one or two before I need to scrape all that sweet and sour stuff from my tongue. We sure do get stuck in our ways in the food and drink choices. All Mexican food comes with rice and beans and if you want a cocktail it’s almost always gonna be a margarita. Well, there’s another party cocktail going on and it’s called a Bitter Salty Perrotini. Claude and my hubby just adapted this drink from the  Bitter Salty Perro (AKA Bitter Salty Dog) because we wanted a martini or “Tequini” as martinis made with tequila are known. Who doesn’t love a martini glass? And, Ice cubes just get in the way, so… #tada #stirrednotshaken

Two nutcrackers, a tiny sombrero and two orange colored cocktails in martini glasses.

Bitter Salty Perrotini

Stacey Mincoff
A refreshing cocktail that goes well with your Mexican fare or all by itself. If it has grapefruit juice, does that make it a health drink? LOL
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 drinks


  • 1/4 Cup Exotico® Blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 Cup Pink Grapefruit juice Chilled
  • 1/2 Cup Cups Tonic Water Chilled
  • Kosher Salt For rim of glasses
  • 4 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Lime For garnish


  • Fill each glass with crushed ice. Meanwhile, pour tequila, grapefruit juice and tonic water into a pitcher with ice and stir. Do NOT put into martini shaker and shake or you will be wearing it – tonic doesn’t take kindly to being shoved around. Dump ice out of martini glasses. Strain beverage into the chilled martini glasses, add a couple dashes of Bitters and garnish with lime wedges.
    Bitter Salty Dog for cinco de mayo


Always open tonic water with caution even if it’s already been opened before. I can’t tell you the amount of times we or other people have had tonic water spray up and out all over the place.
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