Now its no lie that i love a good cosmopolitan, anyone that knows me knows how much i enjoy drinking them and the good news is that they are so easy to make! The Cosmopolitan just screams New York to me... maybe its because i have seen too many episodes of Sex And The City? I personally love Cosmopolitans because they give off a plethora of different tastes and scents with its sharp lime and orange undertones and crisp cranberry juice finish. The funny thing is that i don't like cranberry juice but could never drink too many Cosmo's.
37.5ml Citrus Vodka
50ml Cranberry Juice
25ml Lime (freshly squeezed)
12.5ml Sugar Syrup
2 dashes of Orange Bitters
- Fill Boston Tin 3/4 full of ice.
- In Boston Glass pour in all ingredients.
- Strain into a chilled Martini glass.
- Take your fruit zester and peel thin ribbons of orange peel.
- Twist the ribbon onto a spiral and hold in a tight spiral for about 5 seconds.
- Balance spiral on side of glass.
Now there are many ways you can garnish a Cosmo, i tend to go with the orange twists because they are simple and look great. You could do an orange wheel for example or place a few cocktail cherries on a stick and balance that on the rim of the glass... the possibilities are endless. You can also increase the amount of sugar syrup in your Cosmo if you like them sweeter although i should stress that there is supposed to be more lime than sugar if you are looking to make a more traditional Cosmo. I included orange bitters in my recipe because i tend to add a few drops into the mix as i feel it gives it that little bit extra but you could also use cranberry bitters if you like or even some aromatic bitters although bitters are not a necessity in a Cosmopolitan.
Until next time
'The Honest Bartender'