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Madras and Margarita (2 for 1)

March 27, 2009


When we go to the beach, we generally indulge in cocktails. At home, I’m more of a wine drinker, but when sun, surf, and sand are involved, I want something a bit more refreshing…so, of course a good margarita is in order. I love my husband’s version, so that’s this week’s drink recipe.

And because those beach towns function on 2 for 1drink specials, I’ve included another grown-up thirst quencher. This one is for the Madras…a delicious cocktail that combines ingredients you likely already have stocked in your vacay fridge…

A million thanks to my Madras testers…my mom and the Lindas who enjoyed the drink while on their girlfriend getaway!


•    1 1/2 oz vodka
•    4 oz cranberry juice
•    1 oz orange juice
•    1 lime wedge


Pour all ingredients (except lime wedge) into a highball glass over ice. Add the lime wedge and serve.


My Man’s Margarita
•    12 oz Minute Maid frozen Limeade concentrate
•    Tequila (I like the taste of silver tequila best and if you can swing for silver Patron, it’s totally worth it).
•    Triple Sec or orange juice
•    Course salt
•    Lime wedges


The ratio on this is super easy (no true measuring involved, like any good vacation recipe). Put the frozen Limeade in blender – use the empty container to measure and fill with tequila just until where the black part of the container stops – that’s your line…fill the rest up with triple sec or OJ. Add a handful of ice or two and blend (a good variation is to add a beer as well – a flavored one like citrus or lime is perfect). Rub rim of glass with lime – press rim into salt spread out on a plate. Pour drink – garnish with lime. Good times.