Cosmopolitan Cocktail

Regulars come in to your bar for various reasons. Their friends and colleagues go there. They enjoy the ambience. Maybe they really like you and the other bartenders behind the bar. More than likely, they have a cocktail they really enjoy every time they sit at the bar. Serving that cocktail and the others on the menu consistently is key to keeping your best patrons coming back again and again and is really quite simple. Proper measuring using a jigger is paramount to creating consistency behind the bar.


1 1/2 oz vodka 3/4 oz triple sec 1/2 oz cranberry juice 1/2 oz lime juice


shake with ice strain into a cocktail glass garnish with a lime twist


Trevor 10 Aug 2011
6:51 pm

Looks good!  Flamed orange peel also works well in this one.

CVoisey 11 Aug 2011
4:23 pm

Indeed, love the flamed orange peel especially when done with a match in a dark bar.

Oscar J Malek 14 Aug 2011
5:23 am

Nice episode, I like your attitude and approach to consistency and the lime twist instead of the overused flamed orange zest was a nice touch. All I would say though is that you would be much better off fine straining your shaken drinks whenever they are served straight up, especially having used spent lime wedges, so as to avoid chewing on ice splinters and bits of pulp. I learned this the hard way after having my arse kicked by some undeniably superb bartenders and I now always double strain without fail. This is just my view of course, and would love to hear your thoughts. All the best. x

blair frodelius 17 Aug 2011
12:29 pm

One of the ingredients I’ve used to make the Cosmopolitan stand out, is no sugar added 100% Cranberry juice, instead of cranberry juice cocktail which often only has about 25% real juice.

And yes, the flamed orange peel is dandy (thanks, Dale!).



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