Mexi-tini Cocktail

Van Gogh Vodka's Mexi-tini Cocktail Recipe

Van Gogh Vodka

Prep: 3 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 3 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 cocktail
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
208 Calories
0g Fat
4g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 18mg 89%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 60mg 1%
*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.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces orange vodka

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila

  • 1/2 ounce orange juice

  • Orange slice, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the orange vodka, tequila, and orange juice into a cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for 5 seconds.

  3. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds.

  4. Strain into a cocktail glass.

  5. Garnish with an orange slice. Serve and enjoy.

Tips

  • 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.

Recipe Variations

  • 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!