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Easy Cosmo Recipe – A Beautiful Mess

Easy Cosmo Recipe – A Beautiful Mess

I’ve all the time idea a cosmo was once a reasonably misleading cocktail. Hear me out! The first time I ordered one I truthfully didn’t know what was once in it—I had simply heard the title cosmopolitan sooner than, so I assumed I’d give it a check out. (I’ve in reality by no means observed Sex within the City so I’m no longer utterly positive what display or film I were given this from?) Given that the cocktail is purple, I assumed it will be some model of an overly candy martini. Not so! Although a cosmo is sweeter than sipping vodka, it’s no longer an overly candy drink in any respect.

But perhaps this simply displays my very own lack of understanding to the prospective complexities of purple beverages. You can’t all the time pass judgement on a e-book by way of its duvet.

This simple cosmo recipe is moderately vintage in that it’s a balanced drink (no longer too candy, no longer too sour) of citron vodka, lime, and cranberry juice. And should you don’t have citron vodka available, undeniable vodka will paintings as neatly. I’d simply be slightly heavy passed with the lime juice if so.

And right here’s how I make the ones little orange spirals. You can purchase a posh peeler to help with this, however as I’ve been KonMari-ing my kitchen this 12 months I discovered I simply don’t use that more or less factor sufficient to have it at house. So I take advantage of a potato peeler to scrape off a big piece of orange peel, after which merely use my kitchen shears to chop strips and curl them. This can be too exertions extensive to be sensible should you had been bartending and busy, however should you’re simply shaking up a small selection of those or have time to make those orange spirals forward I’d do it as a result of they in reality do lift the drink just a bit. I imply, THEY ARE CUTE.


I love to serve those in a martini glass (bonus issues should you kick back the glass previously), however a coupe is in reality lovely too. Whatever you serve this cosmo in, revel in—cheers! xo. Emma

Easy Cosmo Recipe

  • 2
    citron vodka
  • 1
  • 1
    cranberry juice
  • 1/2
    contemporary lime juice
  • orange peel for garnish
  1. In a cocktail shaker, upload the vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice, and ice. Shake till the shaker feels very chilly to your arms. Strain right into a martini glass or coupe and garnish.

You can use undeniable, unflavored vodka if that is what you may have available. I’d simply move heavy at the lime juice, so perhaps use extra like three/four ounce.

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

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