The end of Summer and the beginning of Fall collide in this gorgeous thirst quenching Cranberry and Mango Lemonade Vodka Cocktail.
The heat of this Summer has me counting down the days until it is officially Fall. Summer drinks are still in style and I am currently obsessed with Simply Mango Lemonade. So to ease into the flavor transition of Fall I picked up some cranberry cocktail juice with cocktails in mind. The ruby red juice glittering next to the Mango Lemonade reminded me of The Madras Cocktail. So naturally I grabbed the two and a bottle of vodka. We have just moved to Illinois and am settling in our new home. We picked up mint and basil plants the day before because those plants are a Summer necessity for my kitchen and in my cocktails. I made this new concoction of flavors and it was beautiful. I tasted the cocktail and the aroma of basil fit perfectly for this cocktail. Summer with a splash of Fall. Just like my Strawberry Basil Lemonade Vodka Cocktail basil and lemonade just go together.
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Crafting the Cocktail
Visually divide your glass into thirds. Fill the glass full of ice. First pour in the vodka 1/3 of the way. Next you will pour in the mango lemonade another 1/3 of the way. You may gently stir at this point. Pick an ice cube that is on top and slowly pour the cranberry juice over the ice cube. This will technique will give you the layers pictured above in this drink. Do not stir to maintain the layers. Gently pinch the basil leaves to release there aroma and garnish the cocktail. Serve immediately.
Cranberry and Mango Lemonade Vodka Cocktail Recipe