WORLD COSMOPOLITAN DAY: Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan Recipe

Fun and fruity, the Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail on the menu at any trendy bar…it even has its own day to celebrate it! Check out this recipe by jamieoliver.com

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Serves: 1, easy!

Ingredients:

1 ½ parts Grey Goose L'orange vodka

½ part Cointreau liqueur

1 part cranberry juice

¼ part fresh lime juice

Cubed ice

To garnish, orange zest

Equipment Needed: A shaker or stirring glass, a bar spoon (or teaspoon), a strainer a match, a Martini glass

Chill your cocktail glass (the easiest way is to fill it with ice). Put plenty of ice and all of the ingredients into your shaker or stirring glass and shake or stir vigorously for about 20 seconds. Strain the mix into a cocktail glass. Cut a piece of orange peel about the size of your thumb (be careful not to bend it). Hold the piece of orange peel between finger and thumb over the glass, and use a match to gently warm it for about 20 seconds. Then bend the peel so it releases oil onto the lighted match, igniting a flame that will settle on the surface of the drink.