Monday, August 23, 2010

Cosmopolitan - a Kamikazee in disguise

The cosmopolitan is usually served in a martini glass. Very often is mistaken as a type of martini. A Cosmopolitan is basically a Kamikazee cocktail with a splash of Cranberry Juice for colouring purposes.

- Cosmopolitans should be of a very light pinkish tint. It´s a light colored drink.
- Flamed Orange Peel is not a must, a Lime peel twisted over the drink definitively is.
- Lime Wedge or a Lime Wheel is traditionally the garnish

Cosmopolitan Royal*
* I use the term Royal to describe cocktails prepared with top shelf alcohol

1 1/2 oz Citrus Vodka
1/4 oz Grand Manier
Tea Spoon of Rose´s Lime Juice
Splash of Cranberry Juice


2 oz vodka/Citrus Vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau/Good Triple Sec
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Cranberry Juice

Cosmopolitan CBGB*
* CBGB Stands for Cheap But Good Booze

2 oz vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/2 oz Simple Syrup*
3/4 oz Cranberry Juice

A lime wedge is always used to garnish.  Traditionally a coin sized piece of orange should be "flamed" across the top of the drink. This coats the drink with a slick of citrus oil.
*Everybody should learn how to make simple syrup if they want to prepare their own drinks.