Master of Cocktails Cosmopolitan

As a big bunch of whisky fans finally went their separate ways after another ace-looking Dramboree (Jake will tell you more soon, but I hear the barbecue was pretty special…), and a Serbian was embraced in the final throes of an epic battle with a Swissm’n somewhere in southwest London, it was also time for another Sunday night #MasterofCocktails on the twittersphere.

This week we made a Cosmopolitan. Controversial? Shouldn’t really be. They’re yummy if made correctly, and definitely a ‘proper cocktail’. So here we go…

Master of Cocktails Cosmopolitan ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

First things first, we’re going to be using Vestal Kaszebe 2013 so that it, you know, tastes of something.

Now the recipe traditionally calls for a lemon-flavoured vodka. Luckily there’s quite an easy method for making that…

If we now build the rest of the cocktail on top of that, it’ll be more than citrussy enough. Promise. That was 45ml by the way.

Next up is 30ml Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao.

Master of Cocktails Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao

Then 15ml Fresh Lime Juice.

Master of Cocktails Lime Juice

And about 7ml Cranberry Juice.

Master of Cocktails Cranberry Juice

Now pack the shaker with ice, and give it a good old shake…

Master of Cocktails Ice

…before fine-straining into a Martini Glass.

Master of Cocktails Strain

Finally, flame an orange zest over the top.

Master of Cocktails Flame Orange Zest

And serve… The Cosmopolitan. Not embarrassing if done right.

Master of Cocktails Cosmopolitan




Incidentally, I’m far from convinced the flaming of the zest does the flavour any favours. Looks cool though doesn’t it?

Before we look at what you’ll be needing next time, here are a couple of pics of your creations you’ve sent us since last week’s Strawberry Daiquiri post:

Master of Cocktails @zed192 Strawberry Daiquiri

@zed192 is the “proud mama” of this daiquiri

Master of Cocktails @SandroEgerer Strawberry Daiquiri

and here’s @SandroEgerer’s from a couple of days ago too

Joining in next week? Here’s what we’ll be using…

Master of Cocktails Next Week

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Luxardo Maraschino, Havana Club Añejo Blanco, a Grapefruit and a Lime.