Madras
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Madras
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The Madras cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink known for its simple combination of vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice. Traditionally served in a highball glass, the Madras is ... more The Madras cocktail is a vibrant and refreshing drink known for its simple combination of vodka, cranberry juice, and orange juice. Traditionally served in a highball glass, the Madras is admired for its beautiful color gradient, which comes from the deep red of the cranberry blending with the citrusy hue of the orange juice. This drink is often enjoyed for its perfect balance of tart and sweet, making it a delightful choice for those who prefer a fruit-forward cocktail with a subtle kick from the vodka. The Madras is a popular choice on sunny afternoons or at casual gatherings, offering a light and fruity option for cocktail enthusiasts.
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3.6% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Madras

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass with ice
Add vodka and fill with equal parts of cranberry and orange juice
Stir and serve

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·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glassware for serving a Madras cocktail?

The ideal glassware for serving a Madras cocktail is a highball glass. This choice helps accommodate the volume of the cocktail and the ice, enhancing the drinking experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in a Madras cocktail for a different taste?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka with gin for a different twist, or use a flavored vodka to add an extra dimension to the cocktail. Additionally, varying the proportions of orange juice and cranberry juice can adjust the sweetness and tartness to your liking.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish works best with a Madras cocktail?

A slice of lime or a twist of orange peel works best as a garnish for a Madras cocktail. These garnishes complement the citrus notes of the drink and add a pop of color.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Madras cocktail?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of the Madras cocktail can be made by substituting the vodka with sparkling water or a clear soda. This variation maintains the refreshing nature of the original cocktail while being suitable for all ages and those avoiding alcohol.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Madras compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 3.6%, the Madras is considered a light cocktail compared to others. Most classic cocktails have a higher alcohol content, often ranging from 10% to 25%, making the Madras a more refreshing and less intoxicating choice suitable for casual sipping.

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