The first time Carrie Bradshaw ordered a Cosmo in Sex and the City, she made people wonder what it was and where they could get one. Now, they are a favorite cocktail for women and men everywhere! Here’s How to Make a Great Cosmo at home.
Is it a Cosmoplitan or a Cosmo?
The Cosmopolitan or as it’s better known, the Cosmo, is an iconic drink made extremely popular by Carrie Bradshaw, a character in the popular TV series, Sex and the City. There are tales of a cocktail called The Daisy, published in Pioneers of Mixing at Elite Bars 1903-1933, which was published in 1934. This drink is called the mother of the Cosmopolitan because it looks and tastes strikingly similar to it. The Daisy has gin instead of vodka and raspberry simple syrup in place of the cranberry juice.
The key to a great cosmo is the quality of the vodka. I love to use citrus or lemon vodka made from a great company and created with flavor as the priority.
How Pink is Your Cosmo?
The color of the drink varies, depending on the amount of cranberry juice. I like a bit more cranberry, so my Cosmo is darker while some are quite pink.
“I’d like a cheeseburger, large fries, and a cosmopolitan.” – Carrie
My drinking companion while I am creating cocktails is my German Shepherd, Sieg (ZEEG) who stares at me while I talk to myself. I taste each cocktail just enough to make sure it’s right. Sometimes, I turn up the music and make the dog dance with me! Trust me, he loves it!
Cosmopolitan or The Cosmo
Easy on the palate and visually appealing, the Cosmo is a fun drink for any occassion!
- 1 1/2 ounces Citrus Vodka
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 ounce Cranberry Juice
- 1/4 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
Put ice in a shaker cup about 2/3 of the way full. Put all ingredients in the shaker cup and shake for a few seconds. strain the cocktail into a cold martini glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.