Mexi-tini Cocktail

Van Gogh Vodka's Mexi-tini Cocktail Recipe

Van Gogh Vodka

  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
164 Calories
2g Fat
13g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 164
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Protein 12g
Calcium 10mg 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 (Van Gogh Oranje)
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • Garnish: orange slice

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker and add crushed ice. Let stand for five seconds.

  3. Shake vigorously for five seconds.

  4. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with an orange slice.

  5. 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!