Ciroc Coco Light Martini

Ciroc Vodka Coco Light Martini Recipe
Ciroc Vodka
  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
335 Calories
29g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 335
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 25g 126%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Protein 3g
Calcium 38mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

What can you do with a bottle of coconut vodka? Make a tropical vodka martini, of course! The coco light martini is a fabulous recipe that is invigorating and low-calorie, plus it tastes great.

The cocktail was created by Cîroc Vodka to be used as an official cocktail for the Governors Ball at the Oscars in 2014 and it will always make a perfect Oscar viewing party cocktail if you want to sip like the stars. It features Cîroc's amazing coconut vodka, which is one of the best of this flavor that you'll find.

This is a very simple martini: just coconut water, coconut vodka, and pineapple and lime juices. The combination creates a light, refreshing drink with the flavors of a piña colada, but it's definitely not as heavy, and it has a perfect balance of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut water (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 ounces coconut vodka (Cîroc)
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.

  3. Shake well.

  4. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  5. Garnish with a lemon twist.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Fresh juices are going to make a superior martini and match the quality of the vodka. For the pineapple, use a juicer or simply muddle a few chunks of the fruit, then strain out the juice.
  • Limes are much easier and the average lime yields between 1/2 and 1 ounce. Generally, you can get away with simply squeezing half of a lime directly into the shaker.
  • Coconut water comes from young, green coconuts. If you have access to them, harvest the water for the freshest drink. Many companies also offer prepared coconut water. For the healthiest option, avoid ones with sweeteners, extra flavorings, or those from concentrates.

Recipe Variations

  • Shaking pineapple juice always creates a luscious foam on top of the drink. It's the perfect venue for a little extra decoration. Drop a few dashes of bitters onto it, then gently swirl the color into the foam. Try fruit bitters, such as orange or grapefruit.
  • If you prefer, coconut milk can be used instead of water. It will increase the drink's calories and sugars, so it's not as healthy, but it will be delicious.
  • Add an extra layer of fruit by muddling strawberries or raspberries in the shaker before adding the other ingredients and ice. This is a great option if you're also muddling pineapple for its juice.

How Strong Is a Coco Light Martini?

Like many flavored vodkas, Cîroc Coconut is bottled at 70 proof, which is lighter than the typical vodka. Since it is the only alcohol in the recipe, you can expect it to have a low alcohol content. It should fall somewhere in the 11 percent ABV (22 proof) range. That makes this one of the lowest-proof martinis you can mix up and more along the lines of a vodka tonic.