Cosmopolitan drinks are alcohol containing beverages. According to International Bartenders Association, the original recipe of cosmopolitan cocktail is based on vodka citron and lemon-flavored vodka.
The question ‘how the cosmopolitan drinks came into being’ can be found in its history which is somewhat disputed. There are several names mentioned who are credited for invention of cosmopolitan drink.
Cosmopolitan Drink Recipes
Love the cosmopolitan drinks and want to try out some recipes? Well, then here are a few recipes which you may find interesting.
Tequila Cosmo Recipe
The ingredients that would be required for this cosmopolitan drink recipe are 1 and a half oz. of silver tequila, 1 oz. of triple sec, 1 oz. of fresh lime juice, 1 oz. of cranberry juice and 1 oz. of splash lime juice. Mix all these ingredients in a cocktail shaker together with ice. Pour it into a drinking glass and squeeze a further wedge of lime on its top. Your tequila Cosmo drink is now ready.
Blood Orange Cosmo Recipe
Ingredients required for this recipe are, 1 and half oz. of vodka, half oz. of triple sec, one fourth oz. of fresh lime juice, one fourth oz. of fresh orange juice and 1 splash cranberry juice.
Now mix all these ingredients and pour in a glass. Add some ice and there you are with another cosmopolitan drink recipe.
The ingredients for the 3rd recipe of cosmopolitan drink are 1 and a half oz. of vodka, three fourth oz. of triple sec, three fourth oz. of cranberry juice and 1 oz. of fresh lime. Pour all of these ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled half with ice cubes, shake well and then pour it in a glass.
Spicy Peach Vodka Cocktail Recipe
For this you will require, 2 oz. of peach vodka, few slices of lime, 2 thin slices of Serrano chili pepper, splash of lime and splash of simple syrup. Put the lime and thin chili slices in a cocktail shaker. Then add vodka, lime and simple syrup. Shake well the ingredients and your drink is ready.
This cosmopolitan drink recipe includes the ingredients, a measure of green mark vodka, a measure of Tia Maria and coke.
Strawberry Cosmopolitan Recipe
For this drink you will need, 1 oz. of Cointreau orange liqueur, 1 and a half oz. of citrus vodka, one fourth oz. of fresh lime and 2 to 4 strawberries.Assemble the ingredients in such a way that strawberries should be at the bottom of the mixing glass containing Cointreau orange liqueur and lime juice. Now add vodka and ice and shake well.
French Cosmopolitan Recipe
The ingredients required for French cosmopolitan recipe are, 1 oz. of citron vodka, half oz. of Grand Marnier orange liqueur, half oz. of sweet and sour mix, half oz. of cranberry juice, one fourth oz. of lime juice and a drop of grenadine syrup.
Except grenadine, pour all the ingredients in a cocktail mixer, shake it well, and pour into a martini glass. Then pour a drop of grenadine into the middle of glass and let is reach the bottom. Your French cosmopolitan drink is now ready.
Tips for garnishing Cosmopolitan Drinks
The Glass Ware
The glassware required for serving a type of cosmopolitan drink should be a suitable one. Special glassware for cosmopolitan drinks is available in the market that varies from broad to sleek.
Kinds of Garnishes
Different types of cocktail drinks require different types of garnishes. Mostly, it is the citrus fruits that are used to garnish drinks which do not contain milk or cream. Maraschino cherries also serve forthe purpose of garnishing. Spice containing cocktails can be garnished using a cinnamon stick.
Another garnishing tip is todip the rim of glass into lime juice and then into sugar. The glass rim can also be dipped into cocoa powder and finely grated chocolate.