This simple and very elegant cocktail is the perfect drink to mix up for when you want something a little tart, yet sweet. I love making cosmos with blood orange juice or cranberry. Both work perfectly.
Here is my recipe inspired by a cooking session with my very good friend Lionel Eby Smith- McGehee. He shared a recipe from the New York City institution, Prohibition, located on Columbus Ave. that the waiter shared with him many years ago- see photos below.
My twist is a lot more cranberry, mixing lemon and lime juice, Cointreau and vodka. No simple syrup- Just good spirits and juice. Serve shaken over ice, strained with a twist of lemon.
This beautiful glassware is antique Cambridge glass in the RosePoint pattern- my grandmother’s. It’s very afforadable and collectible. You can purchase similar here. The silver tray is my own.
Classic COSMOPOLITAN- makes 2 cocktails
2 oz vodka
1 oz Cointreau
4 oz Cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz lime juice
lemon peel for garnish
Method- 5 minutes
- In a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, mix vodka, Cointreau, lemon, lime and cranberry juice. Shake until well chilled.
- Strain. Pour into martini glasses. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel.