Cosmopolitan

August 21, 2016 by Robbie Stowe

Background

The exact origin of the Cosmopolitan is fuzzy at best, mostly because until the late ‘80s it was a similar drink that went by a different name. In the late nineteenth century a cocktail known as the Daisy emerged as a delicious drink that was loved for its ability to modify harsher flavors of booze. The classic recipe called for spirit, sweetener and citrus, which is similar to the structure of the Cosmo – this recipe is now known as the classic “sour family” recipe structure – but vodka wasn’t a spirit used much in cocktails like this back then, mostly because it already had little flavor to begin with and the citrus used was not cranberry, because cranberry isn’t a citrus. That being said, it’s possible that this proven drink structure is the foundation for which the Cosmo is based. Who am I to judge.

 

Ingredients

  • 45ml Ketel One Citron
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • 15ml Lime
  • 30ml Cranberry Juice

 

Method

  1.  Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  2.  Shake
  3.  Strain into a chilled glass.

 

Garnish

Orange twist

Glassware

Martini

 

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POST BY Robbie Stowe
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