Certainly, nothing helps a stay at home order like the perfectly made cocktail, so this seems like the most opportune time to launch our "Courtside Cocktail" series. While we dream of long summer days on the court or the course, we can enjoy some of the best recipes - our "go-tos" for entertaining a crowd (or a tiny group at the moment).
Our first installment is from our great and talented friend Ina Garten - the barefoot contessa. If you have not spent any time with her recipes, you are missing the boat. Check out her amazing recipes HERE.
This cocktail is PERFECT for the holiday season, no matter the size of your team. Nothing says WINNING like a fabulous Cosmopolitan.
Kristin & Lara
Barefoot Contessa Cosmopolitan
Copyright 2016, Cooking for Jeffrey, Clarkson Potter/Publishers, All Rights Reserved
- 2 cups (16 ounces) good vodka, such as Grey Goose or Finlandia
- 1 cup (8 ounces) Triple Sec or Cointreau
- 1 cup (8 ounces) bottled cranberry juice cocktail
- 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Pour the vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice into pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker 1/2 full with ice. Pour the cosmopolitan mixture into the cocktail shaker until it’s 3/4 full and shake for 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into the martini glasses and serve immediately.
If you have time, it’s nice to freeze the martini glasses.
For regular sized cosmopolitans, mix the ingredients in a pitcher and then shake with ice in a cocktail shaker and pour into 6 martini glasses.
See the original recipe HERE