What is a Cosmopolitan Cocktail?
The Cosmopolitan Cocktail is made with vodka, orange liqueur (triple sec), cranberry juice and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Cosmopolitan or Cosmo, is a pink-colored cranberry juice cocktail with a sour-sweet taste. Its popularity increased in the late 90s with the TV show Sex and the City.
The classic version of this pink cocktail ingredients are vodka, sweetened cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and freshly lemon.
What Does the Cosmopolitan Cocktail Taste Like?
Cosmo has a sourness and sweetness that comes from lemon and cranberry juice. In addition, the proportion of alcoholic and alcohol-free beverages is balanced in this cocktail recipe.
What Is the Best Vodka for a Cosmopolitan?
Vodka selection is important in making Cosmopolitan Cocktails. Citrus accents should be sought in the vodka, which is the base of this cocktail. Vodkas such as Absolut Citron, Ketel One, and Smirnoff are ideal for cosmos. Also, Cointreau or Grand Marnier liqueur goes perfectly with this cocktail recipe.
How To Make Dale Degroff Cosmopolitan Recipe?
Ingredients of Dale Degroff’s Cosmopolitan Recipe:
- 1 ½ oz (45 m)l Citron vodka
- ½ oz (22 ml) De Kuyper Triple Sec
- 1 oz (30 ml) cranberry juice
- ¼ oz (8 ml) fresh lime juice
Directions of Dale Degroff’s Cosmopolitan Recipe:
- Add vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh lime juice. Shake all the ingredients with ice in the cocktail shaker.
- Strain into a martini glass.
- Serve with a flamed orange twist as a garnish.
How To Serve A Cosmopolitan Cocktail?
This Classic Cosmo Cocktail is perfect for parties to try with quiche, salmon canapés, cheese and crackers. It also pairs perfectly with many starters.
Here are our delicious appetizer/snack recipes that you can serve with the Cosmopolitan Cocktail:
What Glass Should A Cosmopolitan Be Served In?
The Cosmopolitan Cocktail is usually served in a martini glass. Martini glass is a large cocktail glass. It is ideal for the cosmo cocktail. For cold service, the martini glass is chilled in the freezer. Then the cocktail is served with ice.
For more, check out our 10 Most Popular Drinking Glasses article.
When To Serve Cosmopolitan Cocktails?
The Cosmopolitan cocktail is ideal for pre-dinner serving, especially at dinner events or parties. You can add this alcoholic cocktail to your list for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other special occasion.
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