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Madras Cocktail

The Madras Cocktail is a blend of Vodka, Orange Juice, and Cranberry Cocktail Juice. This sweet mix of flavors is perfect for Summer.

The Madras Cocktail

The Madras Cocktail is a simple and easy recipe to throw together. So simple that this cocktail was the “house drink” at a recent party of mine.

I made the first round and taught everyone how to mix it. Then they were on their own making their next round of cocktails. I was able to enjoy the party and manage the activities versus constantly being behind the bar.

Place measured pourers on your

Shaken not Stirred

You can stir this cocktail but I prefer to shake it with ice. Shaking gives the Madras Cocktail a soft foam as soon as you get done pouring. That first foamy sip is so good plus it is also pleasing to the eye. People like drinking foam. Something about that first foamy sip. The little bubbles tickle your tongue.

Equal parts orange juice and cranberry cocktail are really good mixed together. Leave out the vodka for a virgin cocktail for those that are not drinking. They can still have a pretty drink that tastes great without getting tipsy.

For a great cocktail, you have to use quality ingredients. I avoid the juice aisle at the grocery store and head to the refrigerated section for my juices.

More Cranberry Drinks

The Cosmopolitan and the Cape Codder Ale also use cranberry cocktail juice and vodka if you want to make a variety of drinks and not just the Madras. Nothing wrong with a little variety. You may also like the Bay Breeze Cocktail.

Make it a Mexican Madras by swapping out the vodka for tequila and add some lime juice.

Recommended Garnishes

  • Orange slices
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Fresh cranberries
  • A sprig of mint.



The Madras Cocktail Recipe

The Madras Cocktail
5 from 2 votes

Madras Cocktail

The Madras Cocktail.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword Madras Cocktail
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 180 kcal
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 1.5 oz. Vodka
  • 3 oz. Orange Juice
  • 3 oz. Cranberry Cocktail Juice


  1. Place ingredients and ice in a shaker.
  2. Give it a few good shakes.
  3. Strain into a glass over ice.
  4. Add garnish and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Madras Cocktail
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 18g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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