I must confess, I do love a Cosmopolitan any time of the year. There is something special and festive about serving this drink at Christmas time, however.
The beautiful pink colour of the cranberry juice has a festive appeal, and furthermore, I love the freshness that the lime juice offers.
I enjoyed my first Cosmopolitan in Sienna, Italy many years ago. The drink has been a favourite of mine ever since. The history of a Cosmopolitan is quite interesting. It a widely known drink of modern times, with several bartenders claiming the rights of its invention in the 1970s to 1980s. A very similar drink, known as the
Of course, many of us became familiar with the drink thanks to Carrie Bradshaw and the ever-popular television series, Sex and the City.
Offering a cocktail at your Christmas party, lunch or dinner is a special touch your guests will love.
One of my favourite things about cocktails, are the many garnishes you can adorn your drinks with.
If you do not have a cocktail shaker, you can easily make this Cosmopolitan in a mason jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
Add the ingredients and a cup of ice into your container. Shake well, and strain the Cosmopolitan into a glass of your choice.
I serve my Christmas Cosmopolitan in a Martini Glass – which is one of my most loved drinking vessels. (I am not sure if this came about due to my love of James Bond films, or just my general obsession with homewares and kitchen items!)
The drink works perfectly in any glass of your choice, however. Make this Christmas Cosmopolitan your own.
For my Christmas Cosmopolitan, I love to add a sprig of rosemary and a twist of lime peel. Likewise, this drink also works beautifully with some fresh or frozen berries.
What garnishes will you serve with yours?
Cheers, and a very Merry Christmas to all!
P.S. My Strawberry Prosecco is another celebratory drink you must try!
- 100 ml Vodka
- 60 ml Cointreau or Triple Sec
- 250 ml cranberry juice
- 1 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
- 1 cup ice cubes
- Put all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker or jar.
- Shake and strain into a martini glass.
- Serve with a garnish of your choice – I have used a sprig of rosemary and a twist of lime.
* I prefer Cointreau, but Triple Sec is also fine to use