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The Perfect Cosmopolitan – A Classic Cocktail

By Creativeculinary @CreativCulinary

The Perfect Cosmopolitan – A Classic Cocktail

The Perfect Cosmopolitan – A Classic Cocktail

The classic Cosmopolitan is a very simple drink and it quickly became very popular, peaking in the 1990's because of its multiple appearances in the HBO show, Sex and the City. Both by reference to that show and it's girly pink color it's synonymous with being a girls drink but I think that's a shame. Made correctly it's got a great citrus bite and is not overly sweet. Guys...if you're eating quiche, you can SO do this too!

The Perfect Cosmopolitan – A Classic Cocktail

There are hundreds of variations on the Cosmo, some use more or less cranberry juice, some triple sec instead of Cointreau, and some include a citrus vodka like the original. I like to keep truer to the original and since I had just made some of my own orange infused vodka, I was set and I thought this vodka was perfect. Truth is, plain is fine too but if you're buying some to make this cocktail, try Ketel One's Oranje; I've had it and it's good.

The original Cosmopolitan was a blush pink, not the bright red you so often get in bars and restaurants today. I've indicated a range in the amount of cranberry juice to use; I so prefer the less is more approach but if you like more? Go for it.

The Perfect Cosmopolitan – A Classic Cocktail

So have to share this little story with you. I wanted to rim the glass with something but didn't want to bring out the 'thou shalt NEVER rim a Cosmopolitan' trolls so I did a search to see if I was way off base; if it was being done by bartenders. Big mistake; I just wanted to put something fun on the rim of a cocktail glass for crying out loud! In this instance Google thought I meant Cosmopolitan as in magazine and rimming as in something sexual. Ye-gads no! Do not go there, just trust me with my latest rimmer...powdered sugar!

The Perfect Cosmopolitan – A Classic Cocktail

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