The Cosmopolitan Cocktail
The Cosmopolitan Cocktail, the one we all know from Sex & The City. For a little nostalgia, did you know that our Director Stu Hoyland actually did the Flair for the TV spots in the UK leading up to the second movie release. But enough of the cheesy plugs.
The Cosmopolitan stripped of its complexity is nothing more than a Vodka & Cranberry with Lime. However, then a tiny hint of Orange Liqueur & zest of an orange peel, along with placing it in a glass which allows your nose & senses to take in so much more, just elevates this drink to a whole new level.
According to other sources on the web, this cocktail dates back to the mid 1980's & is credited to Toby Cecchini of the Odeon in Manhattan. Apparently a co-worker introduced him to their cocktail, which was this drink, however using Lime Cordial as the citrus element. He adapted to use Citrus Vodka & The Cosmopolitan was born.
Naturally this cocktail took its main elevation into the mainstream with the hit TV show "Sex & The City" when this drink was the favoured selection of the 4 girls. It's remained a stable beacon of the cocktail world ever since.
Like I before mentioned, it is just a glorified Vodka & Cranberry. But here is the recipe that we use when you hire a cocktail bartender from us.
15ml Orange Liqueur
50ml Cranberry Juice
10ml Lime Juice
Orange Zest added to Garnish & enhance the nose.
This drink is best enjoyed WITHOUT a straw. Reason being is the zest in which you have squeezed from the Orange peel is an oil. This floats on the drink & hugely affects the finished taste. A straw bypasses this floating oil & you do end up with just a Vodka & Cranberry until the final sip. When its pretty much all the floating oil in one final hit.
Stu Hoyland - Director @ Cocktailhire
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