The Modern Madras
Photo and recipe courtesy of home mixologist and Elevated Craft Crew member, Robin Seton Karides.
My mother loved a cocktail with orange juice. The Fuzzy Navel and Screwdriver were her popular orders, but her favorite was The Madras. A combination of cranberry juice, orange juice, vodka, and a lime wedge shaken and served in an ice-filled cocktail glass with a lime wedge. She loved them and served them by the pitcher during summer cocktail parties at our house. I loved watching her make cocktails. I'm not a vodka fan or a cranberry juice fan, so I vamped the recipe a bit to fit my tastes while staying in the same vein as her favorite cocktail. I think she would have liked this...I miss her. Cheers!- Robin Seton Karides
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2 oz. Bourbon
¾ oz. Pomegranate liqueur
¾ oz. Fresh squeezed blood orange juice
¾ oz. Honey syrup (see recipe below)
½ oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice
Dehydrated lime and blood orange (for garnish)
Honey Syrup Recipe
- 1/2 cup honey (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 cup water
- Add the honey and water into a small saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir until honey is dissolved.
- Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container. Syrup will keep, refrigerated, for up to 1 month.