The cocktail experiment #2 - Mexican Blonde

This is a second post in the “Cocktail Experiment” post series. In this series I write about my experience with learning to mix cocktails. Every post contains instructions on how to prepare a cocktail, cocktail’s nutritional values (calories) and a good 80’s song which goes along well with that particular cocktail.

It’s time for a cocktail experiment number 2.

Since rum-based cocktails are one of my favorites, I decided to go with another one. This time I mixed cocktail named a Mexican Blonde.

Mexican Blonde


  • 1 oz (30 ml) of White rum
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) of Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz (15 ml) of Triple Sec
  • 1 oz (30 ml) of milk
  • Ice cubes

Nutrition Information (calories)

  • 1 oz of White rum - 96 calories (13.7 grams alcohol)
  • 1/2 oz of Kahlua - 46 calories (7 grams carbohydrates, 2.6 grams alcohol)
  • 1/2 of Triple Sec - 52 calories (5 grams carbohydrates, 4.6 grams alcohol)
  • 1 oz of 1.5% fat milk - 13 calories (1 gram carbohydrates, 1 gram protein)

Total: 207 calories (13 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram protein, 20.9 grams alcohol - equivalent to 1.5 standard drinks

1 standard drink = regular beer, glass of table wine or a shoot of 80-proof (40%) spirit (around 14 grams of pure alcohol)

My friend David said it would be fun to include nutritional information with every drink (hey, you don’t want to exceed your daily calorie intake and get fat now, do you). I thought so as well, so from now on, I’ll also include nutritional information with every cocktail I mix.

Keep in mind that alcohol is one of the weird nutrients and those are just estimates which assume that a gram of alcohol has 7 calories.

If you want to know more about how alcohol gets metabolised in the body and how it affects fat storage, I advise you to read the following articles:

If you have too much time on your hands, you can also browse PubMed.

Blondie - One Way or Another

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Song which goes well with this drink is Blondie - One Way or Another. Why you might ask? Well, the levenshtein distance between word blonde and blondie is only 1 so this ought to be close enough :-)

For all the pedantic people - yes, this song is from 1979 which is technically not 80s, but it’s close.