The Original Cosmo Recipe

cosmopolitan cocktail

Mixing up a batch of Cosmos before heading to the SATC2 opening tonight? Try a modern twist on the classic cocktail created by Dale DeGroff. Dale created the original legendary cocktail at a Grammy’s party in 1992 at the Rainbow Room. Madonna and her entourage were seated in the VIP section when she requested a “chic and delicious” cocktail. DeGroff served her the first ever Cosmo and the legend was born.

Will his new Cosmopolitan Dreams be as big a hit? Tell us what you think!

3/4 ounce Citrus Vodka
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce Cranberry juice
1/4 ounce Fresh lime juice
2 1/2 ounces Piper Heidsieck Champagne

Assemble the vodka, Cointreau, and juices in a boston shaker with ice and shake well to chill.

Strain into a champagne glass and fill with champagne.  Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

Learn more about the origin of the Margarita.

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