We have a secret. We love action flicks. The more explosions the better. So when we heard that Vin Diesel was returning to the xXx series with xXx: Return of Xander Cage we were pretty excited! The third movie in the xXx series, xXx: Return of Xander Cage brings back not only Vin Diesel but Samuel L. Jackson. In addition to bringing back the original cast, newcomers include Donnie Yen (of Rogue One fame) and Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black).
When coming up with this cocktail, we really challenged ourselves because we wanted a red cocktail but didn’t want to use grenadine. With all the guaranteed explosions that come smoke, therefore, we knew we wanted a smoky base spirit. We didn’t think scotch was thematically correct so we went with mezcal. The rest, as they say, is history.
So here is the fun part for you (besides making this delicious cocktail). We are giving away 2 pairs of tickets along with a prize pack to a screening of xXx: Return of Xander Cage. The screening will be held on Wednesday, January 18th at Tempe Marketplace. Winners should arrive at 6:20 to guarantee their seat. Good luck and Cheers!
- 2 oz Mezcal
- 3/4 oz Ancho Reyes
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
- 1/2 oz Orange Juice
- 1/4 oz Lime Juice
- 2 dashes Cranberry Bitters
- Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Serve on ice in a tumbler with orange peel garnish.
*The Geeks received promotional material in order to research theming for their cocktail but received no other compensation to facilitate this write-up; opinions are wholly our own. Screening tickets provided by Allied Marketing. View our Disclosure Policy for more info.
13 Replies to “The Xander Cage: A xXx: Return of Xander Cage Inspired Cocktail”
Thanks for sharing!
I love action flicks too! And I’m always up for trying a new cocktail, thanks for sharing!
Mezcal sounds like the perfect base for this cocktail and I love the addition of the bitters!
I love action movies!!! This cocktail sounds like the perfect drink to sip on while watching my favorite movie. I can’t wait to try it out.
Such a fun cocktail. I love that you used a movie as inspiration to create it. I think you need to have a viewing party and serve these. 😉
I am not into action movies…but do love a good cocktail. Perhaps I can drink this and watch something else.
Love mezcal! Gonna try this tonight! Yum!
Wow, your cocktail sounds delicious. I love how an action film has inspired you to create it, I wouldn’t know where to start. thanks for sharing.
My husband looooooooooooooves actions movies! I do too but I don’t like to watch them over and over and over again like he does. I love the sound of this drink. I really want to get into making drinks. Thanks for sharing!
This looks like a delicious cocktail!
I’m always up for a new cocktail! Thanks for sharing 🙂
My kind of cocktail!!