Thirsty Thursday: A Classic Cosmopolitan
For those days when you are feeling just a little like Carrie Bradshaw
Who doesn’t love the smooth taste of a cosmopolitan? With just the right balance of sweet and tart, a hint of orange from the triple sec, and the zing from a kiss of fresh lime juice, no wonder it has been a cocktail of choice since the 1970's. A perfect cosmopolitan shouldn’t taste like you were just backed into by a vodka truck; however, it doesn’t need to be excessively sweet. Here is what you will need for this wonderful cocktail journey:
Triple sec! If you don't happen to have triple sec, use cointreau. If you don't have cointreau, well, you're in quite a need for a trip to the liquor store.
Cranberry juice! The star of our cosmopolitan show. Don't forget your fresh lime as well.
Splendid, the team is all here.
- 3 tbsp vodka
- 1 tbsp triple sec
- 1/2 of the juice from a lime
- 1.5 tbsp cranberry juice (If you think it will be too strong feel free to add another 1/2 tbsp)
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake it like a Polaroid picture and serve in a chilled martini glass. Now you’re all set for a simply smashing cocktail hour.
Isn't that just a beauty?