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
Plastic waste is a popular topic these days. Let’s help mother earth by using alternative straw solutions, enjoy your cocktails with a sustainable straw without compromising your cocktail experience.
Straws; glass, bamboo, plastic, paper, metal. There are many alternatives, so I have made an overview and review of all the sustainable straws. Please take a look and find your favourite sustainable straw for future cocktails.
Paper straws: Paper straws are common to find pretty cheap, both in your local grocery store and online. Tip; don’t use paper straws for big cocktails as the straw quickly start to absorb liquid and becomes soft.
Metal straws: Metal straws can be re-used endless times and can go in the dishwasher. There are many opinions on metal straws, personally I don’t prefer the feeling of metal in my mouth, but they look classic and are eco-friendly.
Bamboo straws: Bamboo straws are one of my preferred sustainable straw options. I find them very aesthetic, especially for Tiki cocktails. Tip; buy bamboo straws with a big diameter for crushed ice cocktails, as I have experienced that the straws with a smaller diameter tend to pick up crushed ice, which blocks the straw.
Glass straws: My favourite sustainable straw is without a doubt glass straws. Glass straws don’t take colour from the liquids they are served in and they are durable and dishwasher safe. If you take care of them, your straws will last forever! The only minus about using glass straws, is obviously the risk of dropping and breaking them as they are made of glass. Beside that, I find glass straws to be the perfect sustainable / eco friendly straws.
Surfsidesips glass straws
Many of my cocktails are enjoyed with a glass straw from Surfsidesips. I truly recommend this product, and by using (THIS LINK) you get 20% off at checkout.
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The selection of colours, sizes and shapes in the Surfsidesips range, provide you with so many options to find something that fit your needs.
Also take a look at their glass cocktail picks for garnish purposes. I’m a big fan of those as well!
You can feel extra good about your purchase, if you buy these glass straws, because Surfsidesips donates 5% of all sales to the National Save The Sea Turtle Foundation.
Below you’ll find five cocktails I have served with a sustainable straw; metal, bamboo and glass.
50 ml pineapple infused rum 25 ml fresh organic lime juice 10 ml demerara syrup 1 bsp passionfruit syrup Dash angostura bitters (floated)
Method – Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass with ice, float with bitters Garnish – 1/2 lime with rum soaked pineapple – sip with a sustainable straw
Chilean mango mule
60 ml pisco 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml mango syrup Ginger beer
Method – Shake with ice (except ginger beer) double strain into a chilled glass with ice, ginger slices & dehydrated lime. Top with ginger beer Garnish – None – sip with a sustainable straw
60 ml pineapple infused rum 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 30 ml coconut water 15 ml passionfruit syrup 15 ml sherry 10 ml coconut liqueur
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Pineapple leaves, mint, lime peel and sip with a sustainable straw
60 ml coconut infused rum 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 30 ml coconut water 20 ml pineapple syrup Dash angostura & vanilla bitters (floated)
Method – Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice – float bitters Garnish – Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel, coconut lolly and sip with a sustainable straw
45 ml gin infused with butterfly pea flower 10 ml lanique 1 bsp pink peppercorn syrup Dry tonic
Method – Build in a chilled glass. Add lanique and syrup – stir. Add ice, top with tonic, float with gin. Garnish – Rose, pink pepper, butterfly pea flowers and sip with a sustainable straw
I hope you had the most wonderful new years eve, and got well into the new year.
Today you might need something up-lifting for your hangovers. Spoil yourself with a delicious cocktail with one of these recipes. Below you´ll find two cocktail recipes for you to try, with syrup which you can make with the left overs of champagne from last night.
I wish you all the best for 2021.
50 ml rum marti plata 25 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml champagne syrup homemade Dash daiquiri bitters
Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass with ice
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.
Many of my tiki cocktails are enjoyed with an eco friendly glass straw from Surfsidesips. I truly recommend this product, and by using (THIS LINK) you get 20% off at checkout.
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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
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
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
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