Sugar Lips Cosmo Tips! Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipes and Fun Facts

In my opinion, there is nothing more alluring than a woman in a sexy dress holding a martini. Sex In The City 2 is out in theaters today and women across the country will be celebrating with a Cosmo in hand. I think this is the perfect day to share my favorite Cosmopolitan cocktail recipes; I have a classic recipe and one with a fresh twist below for your enjoyment. Of course the perfect balance is required to keep it from spilling and you will want to find a fun mixologist to try a fresh approach to this classic. With any recipe, quality ingredients are a must and you can shake or stir whatever your preference. I was also curious when this cocktail was created and how it made it’s way into the social scene so I did a little internet research.

Martini Fun Facts

1862 – The classic martini was invented by Jerry Thomas in 1862 at the Occidental Hotel in San Francisco. He mixed four parts red sweet vermouth with one part gin and garnished his recipe with a cherry. “He named the drink Martinez for a town 40 miles east of San Francisco in gold mining country, which is where the drinker of this cocktail was headed.”1 Another beautiful reason to love the Bay Area!

1874 – According to Google, the Cosmopolitan was “concocted in 1874 at the Manhattan Club in New York when socialite Jennie Jerome asked for something special. Her fame surpassed this drink, however; the gorgeous and adventurous American was the mother of Winston Churchill.” 2


The Classic Cosmopolitan

4 parts Vodka

1 part Cointreau

2 parts cranberry juice

squeeze of citrus

Sugar Lips Cosmo Twist

4 parts Citrus Vodka

1 part Cointreau

1 part cranberry juice

1 part freshly squeezed organic grapefruit

1) Fottler, Marsha. The ingredients may vary, but the celebration continues. The Herald Tribune. October 3, 2007. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20071003/FEATURES/710030328?Title=The-ingredients-may-vary-but-the-celebration-continues

2) Google http://www.google.com/search?q=history+of+the+cosmopolitan+martini&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=iSL&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=-Zb-S-a0HofSM-appTs&sa=X&oi=timeline_result&ct=title&resnum=11&ved=0CEoQ5wIwCg

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