But today on the Wet Noodle Posse Maureen Hardegree posted her favorite springtime dessert, and the next thing I knew I was thinking, springtime? Hm, maybe it’s time for a cosmopolitan—my favorite springtime cocktail.
Actually, a cosmopolitan is my only favorite cocktail, regardless of the season. Not a big fan of cocktails.
For years I thought it would be terribly elegant to go someplace and order a martini.
A real martini.
The kind with gin and an olive.
Finally, I did.
But I digress. It’s getting to be that time of year when I can dream about sitting on the patio with a couple of friends and sipping cosmopolitans. And that day will come, or so the meteorologists strive to assure.
Back to cosmopolitans.
A traditional cosmo is made with cranberry juice, but I prefer pomegranate because it gives the drink a deeper, richer pink color. Some mixologist say to use a good quality (aka expensive) vodka, but I can’t tell the difference. Some use regular lime juice, but it’s too tart for my taste.
So here’s my recipe.
2 parts vodka
1 part Cointreau or Triple Sec
1 part Rose’s Lime Cordial
1 part pomegranate juice
slice of lime for garnish
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice.
If you have a favorite cocktail, please post a comment and share the recipe. Much as I enjoy a good cosmo, I think it’s time to expand my repertoire.
Until next time,
Warning: Please don’t drink and drive. If you’re pregnant, please don’t drink at all.