Cosmopolitan

The Cosmopolitan cocktail is a great drink to get you started on a cocktail adventure, whether drinking or making them! Four ingredients that balance to give a flavour enjoyed by most palates plus it’s visual stylish presentation in a cocktail glass makes it a great selection for most party cocktail lists.

Cosmopolitan – our style for events and classes

Ingredients

30ml vodkacosmopolitan-orange
15ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
45mls cranberry juice (Ocean Spray)
Lime wedge
Orange rind

Method

Prepare orange rind. Add liquid ingredients to shaker, squeeze lime wedge in and fill with ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a large pre-chilled martini glass. Squeeze oils from orange rind over and onto the glass and liquid and drop in slightly twisted.

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Cosmopolitan – as in Australian bars

We like our drinks long in Oz. Party due to the warmer weather and partly due to spirits being heavily taxed making them very expensive. This makes our version on the Cosmopolitan heavier on the cranberry which makes of a large martini style drink with a medium alcohol percentage.

Ingredients

45ml vodka
15ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
45-60mls cranberry juice (Ocean Spray)
Lime wedge
Orange rind

Method

Prepare orange rind. Add liquid ingredients to shaker, squeeze lime wedge in and fill with ice and shake until cold. Double strain into a large pre-chilled martini glass. Squeeze oils from orange rind over and onto the glass and liquid and drop in slightly twisted. Some bartenders may flambe the orange rind oils which gives and I’ll have what shes’s having’ appeal to the drink but can add a hint of charred flavour.