A techinicolor version of the classic cocktail – this blood orange Cosmopolital will breathe new life into this cocktail favourite.
Okay. It’s Friday. I am NOT on antibiotics or painkillers (currently – let’s not push my luck too far) and the kitchen remodel is very nearly FINISHED!!!!!
If I could, I would fill this entire post with exclamation marks – such is my excitement over a) having a real kitchen again b) not being surrounded by builders 10 hours a day.
It is only fitting to celebrate all of the above with a most beauteous blood orange Cosmopolitan.
Blood oranges are all over food blogs and Pinterest and there’s a very good reason for that.
Not only does their juice taste incredible it looks gorgeous and the oranges themselves are like fruit of an acid trip – just sheer technicolour madness.
Hoping to experiment with the remaining blood oranges in some baking recipes – if they don’t magically end up in a cocktail tonight… I have a sneaking suspicion they will!
Cosmopolitans may seem a bit passé now – they had their heyday in the ’90s – and I must admit I haven’t ordered or made one in years.
I think the addition of blood orange gives this cocktail a real taste boost – I wanted to make another the minute I finished my first.
What are the ingredients in a classic Cosmopolitan?
You will need to stock your drinks cabinet with the following
- vodka – and who doesn’t have some in their drinks cabinet?
- An orange liqueur such as Cointreau, Triple Sec or (my favourite) Grand Marnier
- cranberry juice – try to find juice that’s not full of sweeteners
- lime juice
For my twist you will need freshly squeezed blood orange juice and some orange bitters in addition to the other ingredients.