Good morning, all! It’s time to get thinking about what you’ll be drinking at 5 pm tonight. Lucky you if you live on the other side of the pond, because you’re closer to the end of your day than we are here in FL!
One of my go-to drinks whenever Tamas and I go out is the Cosmopolitan, because they taste great and are very effective – I usually can’t have more than one or Tamas has to peel me out of the car when I get home. Great for the budget! (Hint: Carrabba’s makes a VERY strong delicious one and you can get two-for-one during happy hour which is 4-7 most nights but that’s just what I hear)
This drink was popularized by the show Sex and the City, though the girls stopped drinking it at one point “because everyone else started to” drink it, too. I say good riddance, ladies, more for me! So, for your Friday 5 O’Cocktail, I am presenting you with the absolute best recipe I could find, adapted from several sources:
Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe
1 oz lemon vodka (like Absolut Citron)
1/2 oz triple sec (orange liqueur like Cointreau)
1/2 oz Rose’s® lime juice, or be fancy and use 1/4 oz lime juice + 1/4 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz cranberry juice
Shake all ingredients vigorously in a martini shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass, garnish with a lime wedge on the rim, and serve.