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Red Rooster Recipe
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Red Rooster

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"This is a great summertime drink, lots of ice, a tall glass and a big ol' lounge chair. Mmmmmmmm!"

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    2 mins

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  1. Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour in vodka. Fill glass to 3/4 full with cranberry juice. Top with orange juice. Stir.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 05, 2009

This is my drink of choice when going out. As a bartender in my 20's, this was your basic cocktail. In bars and restaurants, this is called a madras. From this recipe you build many great drink recipes by adding another liquor (peach schnapps, raspberry vodka, pineapple juice)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 09, 2010

This Red Rooster belongs in the stock pot! It **seemed** like such a good idea for our farm party, but it was a dismal failure. I made sure to use plain, 100% cranberry juice -- not Cranberry Cocktail but I think that's what made it bitter and sour. It was unfortunate to see people anticipating a nice, fruity, summery, refreshing drink and then recoil in horror after their first sip! The small quantity of OJ couldn't begin to counteract the astringent tartness of the CJ. I know some reviewers like this contrast but I sure didn't so next time I'd try using Cranberry Cocktail.

Jun 15, 2010

Great drink! I used crushed ice and to make it a little on the fancy side I added a huge slice of orange and a cherry. These go down very easy, a little too easy.....

Jun 21, 2007

At first I was disappointed in this drink after all the good reviews, then I realized I bought cranberry juice coctail instead of straight cranberry juice. My bad. I'm sure it is terrific with the right ingredient.

Jan 22, 2004

Very easy to make! I usually add more OJ though. Tastes good!

Dec 07, 2003

My husband and I are sitting here drinking our first Red Rooster right now. Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Thanks for a great recipe!!!

May 23, 2008

since i don't drink alcohol i make this with sprite or 7-up instead of the vodka. they serve this at Red Lobster as a beachcomber. i love it! as one member said, be sure to use pure cranberry juice.

Dec 07, 2003

YUMMY! We drank these right up, thanks!


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