|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 3g|
|Vitamin C 18mg||89%|
|*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.|
Vodka and tequila come together in a fruity martini recipe. The Mexi-tini is incredibly simple, requiring just three ingredients, and its orange flavor will bring a little sunshine to your day.
The Mexi-tini recipe is courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka, and it features the brand's Oranje Vodka. It focuses solely on the orange flavor rather than a citrus blend found in the more common citrus vodkas. That is a nice pairing for a good silver tequila, especially when backed up by fresh-squeezed orange juice. While it's not a light cocktail, it does make a nice brunch drink, and it's a fun addition to spring parties, including Cinco de Mayo.
1 1/2 ounces orange vodka
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1/2 ounce orange juice
Orange slice, for garnish
Gather the ingredients.
Pour the orange vodka, tequila, and orange juice into a cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for 5 seconds.
Shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
Garnish with an orange slice. Serve and enjoy.
- Fresh-squeezed orange juice will produce a better tasting cocktail. The average orange yields about 2 to 3 ounces of juice, which is more than enough for a few Mexi-tinis.
- Add more orange juice if you like, the recommended amount is enough to marry the two spirits but can leave the drink a little dull. An extra 1/2 ounce can help out significantly.
- If you don't have an orange vodka, any citrus vodka will make a fine substitute.
- You might find that this drink needs just a hint of sweetness. Adding 1/2 ounce of simple syrup can really bring a nice balance to the cocktail.
- Take a hint from the tequila sunrise and add a small amount of grenadine to the Mexi-tini. You'll add a fruity sweetness and have a beautiful visual effect in your glass if you pour the grenadine after straining the cocktail.
- Pouring reposado tequila is another nice option. The oak undertones from the lightly aged tequila will add a little more dimension to this drink.
- Since you're adding a flavored vodka, why not try a custom tequila infusion as well? It's a fun project that can result in some interesting tastes, especially if you think outside the box with something like lemongrass-ginger tequila.
- If tequila isn't your thing, replace it with gin. The spirit's botanicals work really well with fresh orange flavors, as seen in the classic orange blossom cocktail.
How Strong Is a Mexi-tini?
Whenever you pour two shots of full-proof liquor into a drink and just a small amount of nonalcoholic mixers, you should expect it to be rather strong. In fact, this is one of the strongest fruit martinis you can mix up, weighing in at a whopping 30 percent ABV (60 proof). Take it easy with this one!