Upgraded Cosmopolitan

[Photographs: JL Studios]

Whatever your feelings are regarding the Cosmopolitan, it is arguably one of the most influential cocktails to come along in the past 25 years. Now, it's time for an upgrade, a re-imagined Cosmo for today's tastes.

Note: If you can't find cranberry sorbet at your local grocer, there are several great recipes online. One of my favorites is a cranberry vanilla sorbet from Lottie and Doof.

About the Author: Jeff Lucas enjoys traveling the world seeking out new drinks. You can follow him on twitter @the_mixlab and his blog at themixlab.wordpress.com

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Upgraded Cosmopolitan

About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:5 minutes
Total time:5 minutes
Special equipment:Cocktail shaker and strainer
This recipe appears in: Cocktail Overhaul: Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces citrus vodka (such as Ketel One Citroen)
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sorbet (see note above)
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lime juice from 1 lime
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce brut sparkling wine

Procedures

  1. 1

    Combine vodka, cranberry sorbet, lime juice, and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, top with sparkling wine, and serve.

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