Cosmopolitan @ TBI Boozy Fridays vol.7

Cosmopolitan @ TBI Boozy Fridays vol.7

**Boozy Fridays presents the Cosmopolitan Cocktail**

Dale Degroff, whose name is strongly connected with the invention of Cosmopolitan cocktail, claims that he didn’t invent it; all he did was “popularize a definitive recipe that became widely accepted as the standard”. According to him, even the rumor that Cheryl Cook invented it in South Beach, Miami, is unsubstantiated. 

Dale Degroff

Quoting from the Cocktail King himself: “The drink first appeared on menus in the late 1980’s, first in New York City at the Odeon in Tribeca, and first in San Francisco at the Fog City Diner; of course both locations claim to have invented the drink. I put it on my menu at the Rainbow Room in 1996. Shortly after that, Madonna was spotted drinking one, and overnight I was getting calls from as far away as Germany and Australia for the recipe. I added the additional touch of Cointreau and the flamed orange peel for garnish and presented it several times on television around the country. Now, it is certainly the most recognized drink in the world, next to classic Martini”.

“But to go back even further , Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice has promoted spirits with their products aggressively for years, and from 1956 to 1970  they were featuring a series of cocktails, one of which was made with 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of fresh lime, called the Harpoon. Add some Triple Sec or Cointreau and you have a Cosmopolitan”.


The original Cosmopolitan Formula:

-45ml Citron Vodka

-15ml Cointreau

-7,5ml Fresh Lime Juice

-30ml Cranberry Juice

Flamed Orange peel for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the flamed orange peel.

Taken from “The Craft Of The Cocktail” by Dale Degroff, 2002 (Clarkson Potter / Publishers, New York)



The Bar Institute’s variation:

-40ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin

-20ml Orange Curacao Monin

-10ml Fresh Lime Juice

-30ml Cranberry Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with the flamed orange peel.



Cheers to a Summer Cocktail Weekend**

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