Sex and the City is almost Retro…

…does that make the Cosmopolitan a retro cocktail?

Last night I got to play mix-mistress at a Sex and the City themed evening hosted by my always fashionable friend Heather and made a rather large amount of Cosmos for everyone to enjoy. My recipe had all the main ingredients, but I tweaked them based on ease of mix and taste. Here’s what I did:

2 part vodka
1 part triple sec
1 part cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 part lime juice

Also needed: lemon wedges (at least one per drink for garnish), a small dish of sugar or fancy rimming sugar), chilled martini glasses

Rim a chilled martini glass with a lemon wedge and dip in sugar. Combine the ingredients in a shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously, strain and serve in the martini glass, garnishing with a lemon wedge.

I like using “part” instead of ounces or other defined measures because that’s just easier for me to manage when I’m mixing a drink. Another note for this recipe is that I went with R.W. Knudsen’s Cranberry Nectar (100% juice) instead of your usual cranberry juice cocktail because I loathe high fructose corn syrup. Heather had a fancy Cosmo rimmer that added a nice touch, though I don’t know what the brand was! I cheaped out on the triple sec, going for a domestic triple sec instead of Cointreau. The vodka was a reasonable mid-grade, and I probably could have made the drinks perfectly reasonable using even a cheaper one, but it worked just fine.

All in all, great fun and well worth it!