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