Cosmopolitan

Recipe - Cosmopolitan
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A light fruity vodka martini-style drink, quick and easy to make, and very refreshing. Vary the amount of cranberry to create a sweeter or drier cocktail.

While its origins are disputed, in its heyday in the early 1980’s, the Cosmopolitan was once the ultimate party cocktail.    Enjoyed with a premium spirit, it is still a delicious cocktail to enjoy at sunset on a hot summer day. 

Ingredients

  • 40ml Deep South Premium Vodka
  • 25ml Cointreau orange liqueur
  • freshly squeezed juice of ½ a lime 
  • splash of cranberry juice (a tablespoon)
  • Orange peel for garnish

To make

  1. Chill glass before serving
  2. Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker with ice
  3. Shake well for 20 seconds
  4. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with twist of orange

Variation:

There are some who say that a Cosmopolitan should never be served in a sugar-frosted glass.

But for a festive feel on special occasions,  rub the edge with a lime slice and dip it in powdered sugar that you’ve spread on a plate before you pour the mix into the glass.

Go on! We dare you!