Have you ever tasted a cosmopolitan before? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. They are the perfect classic drink to serve on a sunny evening.
I love dabbling in mixology. I believe in order to get creative with your cocktails you first need to know your basic spirits, as well as know how to make some classic drinks. Once you have a good foundation, then you can start playing around with some of the classic cocktails. From there you can then branch out and expirament further.
Now, I’m by means no expert in bartending or mixology at all. I’m learning just like you. I believe if you want to be a good host for guests, you should know a thing or two about cocktails. I’ve been reading books like this one to help increase my knowledge and guide me along this journey.
One cocktail everyone needs to know how to create is the cosmopolitan. After binge watching Sex and the City episodes a few months ago I decided that I needed to check out just what made this drink so special.
It’s very easy to make, and with vodka, triple sec, lime juice and cranberry juice, it’s safe to say that most people won’t complain if you serve it to them. The cranberry juice I used for this particular cosmopolitan shown in the pictures is probably a bit lighter in color than you’ll have because I made it with a different cranberry juice from the brand ‘Synergy‘ with Kombucha in it. It almost looks like a pink lemonade, doesn’t it?
How to make a classic cosmopolitan:
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- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1 ounce cranberry juice
- Orange peel to decorate, if desired.
- Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and enjoy.
Shake all ingredients in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled glass and enjoy.
What other classic cocktails are a must to make on your list?
Cheers!!!! Coming from the Shabby Creek Cottage party! I don't drink alcohol but I like your photography and how pretty it looks..Pinning onto my Good Eats board! Thanks for sharing! Lizy
This is happening. I LOVE Cosmopolitans, fab post! xx
Thanks for linking at the Pinterest Power Party! Happy Thursday!
awesome drink for summer gathering
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I love cosmos and the picture you took is fabulous! Cheers! Pinning.
Such a great classic! I always feel so fancy when I order one of these, currently I am loving appletini's, but I may have to switch to cosmos for the summer, they are the perfect warm weather drink 🙂
This looks so yummy! Found you from the Follow Friend Friday link up… oh and I was your #300!! Yeah!!
YUM! I love Cosmos and this looks delish! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
I love these. Thank you
Here from the blog hop! That photo is making me thirsty!!
Found you through the blog hop! Thanks so for this awesome recipe! Would love to have you stop by my blog! 🙂
Thanks for sharing you recipe at my blog hop. Ive never had a cosmo but it sounds good and it looks delicious. I need to give this a try. Hope you will visit again next week.
I have never had a cosmopolitan but I think I would like to try one! It looks so refreshing and pretty!
Thank you for sharing this at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! I am so glad you are here and look forward to seeing what you bring next week.
Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com
This is one of my fav drinks to order when I'm out, but I should make them at home! Just pinned 🙂 Thanks for sharing for WW 🙂
Great post. A friend recommended your blog. I will be back for sure! I may live on a farm but I love my cosmos!
I am giving away a set of Ball Canning blue pint jars on my blog right now, I hope you'll stop by!
Fresh Eggs Daily
Looks refreshing! Thanks for linking to my Pin Me Party!
Thanks so much for sharing this at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I just shared this on Google+ and will be pinning it too!
Hope to see you again this Saturday!
Natasha in Oz
YUMMY! Oh, this looks amazing! I need one right now!! Just pinned. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂
That drink looks so good….Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick
Thanks for linking up an awesome project! Stop by again next week and link up some more cool stuff!
Have a great week!
This has made me so thirsty! 🙂 Haha It looks lovely & delicious! Thanks so much for sharing it wit us at Tasty Tuesdays! I hope you come back tomorrow and share again!
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