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MichaelZ

Cosmopolitan

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With many places offering stylized versions of the Cosmopolitan, I'd like to have the recipe for the "classic" drink, along with any special variations that you favor. Thanks.

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Hi Michael,

The recipe from the Rainbow Room menu was reprinted so often that it became the standard…it didn’t hurt that it tasted great either. The flaming of the orange oil over the top of the drink (our trademark at Rainbow) added a unique flavor note that the drink, even made the same way lacked without.

COSMOPOLITAN

1 1/2 oz. Citron Vodka

1/2 oz. Cointreau

1/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Julie reiner an NYC bartender makes a terrific version called the Blood Orange Cosmo

BLOOD ORANGE COSMO

Created by Julie Reiner a talented New York City bartender.

1 ½ oz. Stolichnaya Ohranj

½ oz. Triple Sec or Cointreau

¼ oz. Fresh lime juice

¼ oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice

Splash of Cranberry Juice

Shake well with ice and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of orange.

Dale

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