Thursday, April 30, 2015

#ThurstyThursday: Modern Madras

Happy Thursty Thursday!!

This Thursday is a perfect one!! I only worked three days this week and now I'm in Ocean City at a conference. Wait! No! Don't feel sorry for me, I love it!! Number one, this conference is one of my favorite conferences all year. I get so much information and tools I can use in my classroom....and it's in Ocean City. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Actually two years ago they changed it to Ocean City. It used to be in Baltimore. And, it's always this weekend so I'm super happy that change was made. I can't imagine. I'm sure they would have cancelled it. I'm hoping as it is that I can get to Baltimore next weekend for my Lardarius Webb Charity Softball Game. I'll be pissed. I've been looking forward to this for....weeks. haha.

And, did I mention Mike is meeting me down here? Yup. So we pretty much have a free night in Ocean City. Hotel room is paid for, my meals (for the most part) are paid for. They even pay for our gas to get here. All we have to do is buy the alcohol and I have to make it to the classes. haha. Not too shabby.

This week I have a special treat. A few weeks ago I posted about Deep Eddy's Ruby Red vodka. Little did we know they also had a cranberry version. The really cool part about this cranberry vodka is that is has little chunks of cranberry floating all through it. Truthfully, I couldn't tell you if the ruby red had that. We drank it too quickly. But I'll be sure to check next time.

If you haven't checked out the Deep Eddy's brand you need to. We haven't found a flavor we didn't like. They have sweet tea, lemon, cranberry, ruby red, and then regular old vodka. We haven't tried that yet.

The only thing we found with the cranberry was that it was a little too sweet/tart. We mixed it first with just Sprite, like we had done with the ruby red and that just wasn't enough. It needed a little something more. If you're interested, Mike replaced the orange juice with lemonade in his and that was delicious, too. That might be another Thursty Thursday, though. haha.

If you've never heard of a Madras, it's a cocktail with vodka, cranberry, and orange juice. So, I figured this was kind of a new take on the Madras, hence...Modern Madras.

Modern Madras
4 oz. Deep Eddy's Cranberry vodka
7 oz. orange juice
3 oz. club soda or lemon lime soda

In a shaker, mix the vodka and the orange juice. Pour over ice. Top with club soda. Cheers!!

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  1. I think I would like this version better than one with grapefruit vodka in it- not a big grapefruit fan. Good job finding this one!

  2. okay those pictures make me want to sit out on the back patio + sip on these while pretending to not be eaten alive by mosquitoes....

  3. YUM! That looks like the perfect summer drink. My go to drink is usually orange vodka and cranberry juice. This is the reverse and I'm sure I'd love it.

  4. These look sooooo yummy! I don't think we have this brand of vodka up here though - going to have to find an alternate.

  5. This is so crazy - B and I were at an event last night that was serving signature drinks made with Deep Eddy's and we were obsessed! We were able to try out the cranberry and the lemon and couldn't get enough! And meanwhile, don't think I lost my mind that I linked up a mocktail! It's an oldie but goodie of ours back from when I was pregnant and thought it was worth a share :) As always, thanks for hosting such a great linkup! xoxo

  6. These look DELISH! Loving all these yummy summer drinks :)

  7. It's 5:00 somewhere, right? Because the rate my day is going, I could totally use 2 (or 3) of these! :)