O Madras
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O Madras
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.56 / 5
The O Madras cocktail is a vibrant and fruity mix that tantalizes the palate with a combination of citrus and berry flavors. Made with orange juice, cranberry juice, and orange ... more The O Madras cocktail is a vibrant and fruity mix that tantalizes the palate with a combination of citrus and berry flavors. Made with orange juice, cranberry juice, and orange rum, it's a refreshing choice for a sunny afternoon or a casual gathering. The inclusion of orange rum adds an extra layer of depth to the drink's citrus profile, while the cranberry juice imparts a tart and slightly sweet counterbalance that is characteristic of the classic Madras cocktail. Typically served in a highball glass, the O Madras presents a colorful and enticing appearance, often garnished with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange to enhance its visual appeal as well as its taste.
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Base ingredient
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Orange rum
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, orange
Alcohol content
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9.23% | 1.8 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a O Madras

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add ingredients to a blender with ice and blend
Pour into a tall glass
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange, and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the orange rum in O Madras with another type of rum?

Yes, you can substitute orange rum with another type of flavored rum, such as coconut rum for a tropical twist. If flavored rum isn't available, a good quality white rum can also work, but you may want to add a bit of orange zest or a few drops of orange extract to maintain the orange flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for O Madras?

A slice of orange or a lime wedge makes for a simple and elegant garnish. For an added touch, a sprig of mint or a skewer of fresh cranberries can also enhance the visual appeal and add a slight aromatic lift to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve O Madras?

O Madras is best served cold in a highball glass. Ensure both the orange juice and cranberry juice are chilled before mixing. Adding ice to the glass before pouring in the mixed ingredients will keep the cocktail cold and refreshing. Serve immediately after mixing.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of O Madras compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 9.23%, O Madras has a slightly lower alcohol content compared to the average cocktail, which typically ranges from 10% to 15% alcohol by volume. This makes O Madras a milder option, suitable for those preferring a less potent drink.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

How can I customize O Madras to suit my taste?

To customize O Madras, consider adjusting the ratio of orange juice to cranberry juice based on your sweetness preference. For a sweeter drink, increase the amount of orange juice. If you enjoy a stronger rum flavor, increase the proportion of orange rum. For a non-alcoholic version, substitute the orange rum with orange-flavored syrup or more orange juice.

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