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Also known as a “cosmo”. A cocktail I believe gained a massive popularity boost from the Sex & the city series and must have been one of the most popular cocktails world wide, at the time the show was live. The more well known version of a cosmopolitan (cosmo) uses a mix of vodka, cointreau, lime and cranberry and is a IBA official contempoary classic. There are many variations and opinions on how a cosmopolitan should be served, but one thing almost all of them have in common, is the mix of flavours.
The regular cosmo is broadly know to be a modern cocktail creation, however there is a cosmo recipe also called “Cosmopolitan daisy” which shows in the book “Pioneers of mixing at elite bars 1903-1933” that was published in 1934.
Below you’ll find my take on both versions of a cosmopolitan cocktail. Hope you take the time to create and try both of these recipes. I did make both, and im not in doubt which one is my favourite. The 1934 Cosmopolitan is my preferred serve of a “cosmo”.
If you do, try both versions, then I would love to hear your oppinions about them, in the comments below.
60 ml Gin
25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml Raspberry syrup
10 ml Cointreau
Dash orange bitters
Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass
Garnish: Orange peel and a cosmo lollipop
30 ml Vodka
30 ml Cointreau or triple sec
40 ml Cranberry juice homemade
10 ml Fresh organic lime juice
Dash orange and mandarin bitters
Method: Shake with ice (except cranberry juice) and fine strain into a chilled glass. Float with cranberry juice
Garnish: Dehydrated orange
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