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Madras Plaid Sunglass Straps – a Summer Essential (and an iconic preppy cocktail)

by Gobi Straps July 31, 2014 1 Comment

Madras Sunglass Straps.  And a Madras Cocktail. A Perfect Summer Pair.

The 80’s just may have been the height of culture and sophistication.  Contributing to that decade of cultural dominance was madras. 

You know it as a gloriously preppy summer mess of patterns and bright colors.  You may not know that it was also an iconic summer cocktail.

The cocktail was probably called a “Madras” because it looked the part—bright colors with some separation.  And because if you are going to drink the Madras you really ought to be wearing some.

Wardrobe short on madras?!  Not to worry – we have you covered with these madras sunglass straps.

Without further adieu here's the recipe.




-1 Part Cranberry Juice

-2 Parts Orange Juice

-1 Part Vodka


  1. Pour Vodka and Orange Juice over ice.
  2. Pour Cranberry juice in gently so as to preserve some separation between the cranberry and the orange. 
  3. Serve and mix before consuming if desired.

Pro’s Tip:  Pouring over the back of a spoon can help preserve separation.  The separation of the color gives it that “Madras” look which earned the cocktail its name.


To drink in style shop our Madras Sunglass Strap Collection here.

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1 Response


August 06, 2014

Awesome straps guys! Love me some summer plaid!

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