Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Classic Cosmopolitan

 This is a favorite drink at our house.  We rarely order expensive cocktails in restaurants or bars.  Why pay $12 when you can make it at home.  And I swear the thought of a Cosmo at dinner is one of the only things that gets me through a boring 1/2 session on the StairMaster.  

I'm still using my tried and true cocktail shaker from college.  I organized a couple dinner dances for my sorority and ordered these as take away gifts.  My college boyfriend probably sold his for 10 cents at a thrift sale long ago.  The funny thing is I never made cocktails in college.  I'm not really sure what I drank with my mac and cheese or ramen noodles.  But it wasn't cosmos.  I can tell you that.  Drinks were something that you only guzzled in bars.  The good old days... 

This makes 2 drinks...

4 shots vodka
3 shots cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 shot Grand Marnier liqueur
2 large lime sections

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add liquid ingredients.  Then squeeze both lime sections in and throw in the rinds.  Shake and pour.  You should get 4 delicious pours out of this.  Happy days!


Hilary said...

Oh it sounds perfect. And I just happen to have everything but the shaker. I'll make do. ;) Thanks.

DJan said...

Now THAT sounds like heaven in a glass! :-)

Pat Tillett said...

Those are some heavy duty cocktails! They look good!