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Crazy for Cosmos

Serves 8

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    If you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia, you’re in luck: the Cosmo (a.k.a. the Cosmopolitan cocktail) is making a comeback. Although the origin story is a little fuzzy, with a number of versions claiming its invention back in the ’70s or ’80s, the Cosmo is worth reviving in this new version of fruity splendour.

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    Want to jazz up your Cosmos?

    Freeze martini glasses so they’re good and frosty. Serve Cosmos topped with sparkling wine, sparkling rosé, or even a nice dry Champagne.

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    Crazy for Cosmos

      Ingredients

      • 1 cup (250 mL) vodka
      • 1/4 cup (60 mL) orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier
      • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsweetened cranberry juice
      • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) fresh lime juice, plus extra, if you wish
      • Agave syrup (optional)
      • Orange peel (optional)
      • Garnishes: frozen cranberries, lime slices, and an orange twist (optional)

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories47
      • protein0 g
      • total fat0 g
        • sat. fat0 g
      • total carbohydrates3 g
        • sugars1 g
        • fibre0 g
      • sodium1 mg

      Directions

      01

      In large canning jar with tight-fitting lid, combine vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and lime juice. Shake to blend. Add a splash more lime and a tiny bit of agave syrup, if you wish. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

      02

      To serve, rub orange peel over rims of 8 martini glasses. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Giving canning jar with spirits a good shake, pour 1/6 of mixture over ice cubes. Shake cocktail shaker for about 10 seconds, then strain into prepared martini glass. Repeat with remaining glasses. Garnish each with frozen cranberries, lime slices, and an orange twist, if you wish.

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