Friday, 28 August 2015

B.E.D.A. Day 28: Cocktail Recipe: Cosmos with a Twist

Hello everyone!

Well, my bartending days may be behind me now, but I still love a good cocktail, and I definitely love making them myself.

My drink of choice is a Cosmopolitan.  Normally if I order these at a restaurant, they come as a martini, but who wants that?! I like mine big.  Case in point:

So here's the perfect Cosmo recipe, and a little twist you can add to take it up a notch if you want!

You will need:

2 oz Vodka
2 oz Triple Sec
2 oz Bar Lime (or lime juice)
8 oz Cranberry Juice



Sangria Glass (or large wine-like glass of some sort):

Combine all of the above in a shaker full of ice, and shake it until the canister is cold (about 30 seconds). Add a few cubes of ice to your glass, and strain the liquid over it.

I would garnish this with a few floating cranberries (frozen ones are awesome!) and a slice of orange or lime.  Some people sugar the rim of the glass,but this is sweet enough as it is, so I skip that step!

As for the twist...

On martini night at the bar I worked at, it was really busy and I accidentally poured pineapple juice into the shaker that had a Cosmo prepped and ready to go.  Instead of throwing it out, I drank it after my shift.  AND IT WAS GREAT!  So if you're feeling adventurous, throw in a few ounces of pineapple juice before you shake, and you've got a little twist on a great drink!

Hope you liked this, let me know in the comments if you want some more drink recipes from me!


Always drink responsibly, and NEVER drink and drive <3

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