Cosmopolitan – how to make a beautiful cosmo cocktail

Cosmopolitan


1934 Cosmo

1934
Cosmo

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Cosmopolitan

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.

Did you know there is a much older version of a cosmopolitan that utilises gin ?

1934

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.

1934 Cosmopolitan

1934


1934 Cosmopolitan

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

Cosmopolitan

Cosmo


Cosmo

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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Gin & Tonic

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Gin & tonic – Endless combinations and possibilities to tweak and experiment with. Gins, tonics, modifiers or not, this gives so many options to play around with making just the right G&T for YOU.

I really like to experiment with gin & tonics, in form of flavour combinations, and colours. It’s fun and there is just something pleasing about using a butterfly pea flower infused gin, because of the stunning visual presentation.

In this post I will show you some of the recent GT´s I’ve made in the autumn season.


Gin & tonic Recipes

These well crafted cocktails will leave your guests amazed:

gin & tonic - apple fizz

Apple fizz

50 ml apple gin infused with butterfly pea flower (floated)
15 ml fresh organic lemon juice
15 ml green apple syrup
Dry tonic water

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, lemon juice & syrup, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated apple & rosemary

gin & tonic - docs gt

Docs GT

50 ml butterfly pea flower infused apple gin (floated)
10 ml homemade elderflower cordial
1 bsp green tea concentrate
Dry tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, elderflower cordial & tea concentrate, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated apple

gin & tonic - peach pit

Peach pit

45 ml gin infused with butterfly pea flower (floated)
10 ml peach liqueur
10 ml grapefruit liqueur
Dry tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, peach & grapefruit liqueur, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated peach & rosemary

Blue Circus

45 ml butterfly pea flower infused gin
15 ml red vermouth
10 ml peach liqueur
tonic water

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, vermouth & liqueur, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated peach & rosemary

Mead & Flower

50 ml butterfly pea flower infused gin (floated)
15 ml limoncello
10 ml elderflower mead
Elderflower tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, limoncello & mead, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated peach & green leafs

gin & tonic - DR P´s GT

DR Ps GT

40 ml gin
10 ml red vermouth
10 ml aperol
Grapefruit tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice & first three ingredients, stir and top with tonic)
Garnish: Dehydrated orange & rosemary

gin & tonic - c-vitamin

C-Vitamin

50 ml butterfly pea flower infused gin (floated)
10 ml limoncello
10 ml blood orange cointreau
Grapefruit tonic

Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice, limoncello & blood orange cointreau, stir, top with tonic, float gin)
Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit & rosemary

Tell me about your favorite GT combination in the comments below.

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Tiki cocktails

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I enjoy crafting Tiki cocktails with all kinds of flavour combinations, as they are vibrant, fresh and fruity. Tiki cocktails are often served over crushed ice, which makes them ice cold and refreshing.

I absolutely love to experiment with Tiki garnish. The term “less-is-more” should not be used whilst garnishing a tiki cocktail. Go wild, have fun and enjoy!

You can use all kinds of spirits for your Tiki cocktails, however Rum is obviously the most used base spirit. In this post, I will display some Tiki recipes with different spirits.


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Tiki cocktails

Tiki cocktails - Thikey
Thikey

50 ml whiskey
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml whiskey liqueur
20 ml homemade pink grapefruit syrup
Dash abbotts bitters

Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass topped with more crushed ice
Garnish: Lime peel, dehydrated grapefruit and cinamon stick

Tiki cocktails - Mexican pool
Mexican Pool

60 ml tequila blanco
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
15 ml falernum
15 ml blue curacao
Dash grapefruit bitters

Method: Blend with ice & pour into a chilled glass
Garnish: Dehydrated lime & mint

Tiki cocktails - Contiki
Contiki

60 ml cognac
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml orgeat
15 ml falernum
Angostura bitters (floated)

Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Lime peel, toasted coconut and dehydrated pitahaya

Tiki cocktails - Thunderstorm
Thunderstorm

70 ml rum Bonpland XO
30 ml fresh organic lime juice
20 ml cointreau
15 ml pink grapefruit syrup homemade
10 ml passionfruit syrup
Angostura bitters (floated)

Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice
Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, dehydrated orange & lemon balm

Have you tried to make tiki cocktails with other spirits than rum?

Tell me about your experiences in the comments below.

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