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The Cosmo

The Cosmo

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An unexpected positive side effect of Nathan’s martini experimentations was that it inspired me to create another iconic Vodka based beverage…the classic Cosmo. While Nathan was busy with his vermouth, olives, gin and vodka I was being industrious with my cranberry juice, lime juice, and Triple Sec. I guess that’s why the Cosmo has gotten it’s pervasive reputation as a ‘girly, wussy drink’…because it’s perfect for those of who can’t handle a martini and would prefer something more tart, fruity, and, well, perfectly pink. Don’t get me wrong though…our Cosmo is not a syrupy sweet, weak drink. It’s tart from the cranberry juice and lime juice, only slightly sweet and, let’s be honest, it’s quite strong. If you don’t like the flavor of vodka, the color pink, slightly passe drinks, or the 90’s you may not like this drink but for the rest of us it’s a pleasantly surprising cocktail that’s worth a try!

The Cosmo:

Ingredients:

3 ounces vodka (two shots)
1 ounce triple sec or Cointreau
1 ounce cranberry juice
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice

(increase triple sec if you want the drink sweeter, the cranberry juice of you want it more watered down, or increase the lime juice if you like it more tart.)

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a drink mixer with ice and shake. Pour into martini glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

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Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate Martini

It’s official. Now that Thanksgiving is past, the Christmas season has officially started! A season full of parties, friends and family, and pomegranates. If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail for your Christmas party or for a quiet evening at home with your sweetie look no further than this martini that combines classic cocktail ingredientsContinue Reading

S.O.S. (Cream Chipped Beef) and a Bloody Mary

S.O.S. (Cream Chipped Beef) and a Bloody Mary

Three days ago I had no idea what creamed chipped beef was. When Nathan mentioned that we should make it for the blog I had an image of a greasy, sloppy, and unhealthy brunch creation closely related to spam or scrapple. However, like the good wife I am, I kept an open mind and suggestContinue Reading

Vodka (Sauce) and Chicken

Vodka (Sauce) and Chicken

A few weeks ago Nathan and I had the idea to make some fruit infused vodka.  Apparently, we did something very, very wrong… our mint infused vodka tasted more like vodka tea and the peach… well we won’t even go there.  After our abysmal failure we abandoned the project and we tried to come upContinue Reading