Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Ultimate Cosmopolitan

For cooking club this month we had to make each other's favorite dishes. I got to make my friend Courtney's favorite cocktail, cosmos! It was a lot of fun -- doing the research, shopping in the liquor store, and making the final product. The first thing I learned is there is a lot of recipes out there. Do I use regular cranberry juice or some other type like cranberry-apple or cranberry-pomegrante? Do I use triple-sec, vermouth, or cointreau? What type of vodka? Store bought lime juice or freshly squeezed lime juice? Then the hardest part, how much  of each? I wound up gathering several different recipes, watching a couple of videos online, and then merged them together to create my masterpiece.

1 Part Vodka (I used Smirnoff Cranberry flavored)
1/2 Part Cointreau (orange flavored, better than triple sec)
1 1/2 Part Cranberry Juice (I used Diet Cranberry Juice)
1/4 Part Lime Juice (I used Rose's Lime Juice because a lot of recipes included it)
Garnish with lime wedge

I wound up making this recipe for 10 people so I had to multiple the recipe by 10. Luckily, I had a martini shaker big enough to hold it all. 

From Target -- Holds 64 oz!!!

Final Product:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now you need to make the Ultimate Sex on the Beach!! ~t co, as if you didn't know :c)

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