Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Recipe: Cosmopolitan Cocktail

This is a drink recipe for those who are not opposed to alcohol in small quantities.  This is an absolutely delicious and light drink.  You can increase or decrease the alcohol amounts according to your tolerance level, but this quantity works well if you are only drinking one during the course of the evening.
Mark and I made these a week ago instead of going out.  The total price to buy the ingredients (enough to make about 16 of these drinks) was R225-00, where buying 1 of these drinks at a cocktail lounge is about R35-00 - so I'm saving about R20-00 a drink by making them at home.  Naturally we didn’t make all 16 in one night, and still have a lot of the ingredients left over for another time! (so when am I getting visitors?)

For a virgin drink (safe for children):
Replace the Vodka and Triple Sec with Sprite or Lemon Water. 

  • Vodka
  • Cranberry / Cherry / Wild Berry Juice (cranberry is the best, but others work alright too)
  • Lime juice
  • Triple Sec
  • Cherries
  • Ice to chill
  1. Mix 1 part Vodka to 3 parts cranberry juice in a shaker. (or 1/4 cup vodka, 3/4 cup cranberry juice)
  2. Add Ice, a tablespoon of lime juice, a tablespoon of Triple Sec and shake well.
  3. Pour out into glasses (strain out ice), add a cherry and an umbrella!
 The meal I served with it will be coming out on my blog at a later date!

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