the Cosmopolitan

By Thomas Clark

The Cosmopolitan, one of springs lovely accessories. We all have heard this drink constantly broadcasted through out one of times most popular shows, “Sex and the City”. Just to give some reference point.

Well, I had one the other day and must say this is a fine timeless addition to our line-up. Classic and modern mixed with sophistication. It can be topped with a lovely “flamed” orange slice to coat the drink with pinch of citrus oil, or if you’re in a rush a traditional lime garnish would be sufficient. I ordered mine to be made strong. That means heavy on the liquor. This should definitely not be the case with this drink. It should be made with a moderate amount of liquor. You want to capture the essence of the martini; this is not your average vodka and orange juice.

Give it a try!

1 part Absolute Vodka 
1 part triple sec
1 part lime juice
1 part cranberry juice
Orange Slice/ Lime garnish 

Mix all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. When adding the cranberry, remember you want to add taste and color, you don’t want to dilute the drink with cranberry juice because that’s all you will be drinking. Adding Cointreau or other high-quality triple sec will provide a cleaner refreshing taste than cheap triple sec. Shake vigorously. Then strain into a martini glass. Add a garnish of your choice or enjoy this lovely drink with the absence of a garnish.

The girls from “Sex and the City” were right, this one is and oldie but a goodie!

Remember to drink responsibly!!!!!! Take Care!!


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