Long Cosmopolitan
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Long Cosmopolitan
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The Long Cosmopolitan is a variant of the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, known for its bright, tangy flavors and its association with chic, sophisticated social settings. The blend of Cointreau, a ... more The Long Cosmopolitan is a variant of the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, known for its bright, tangy flavors and its association with chic, sophisticated social settings. The blend of Cointreau, a clear orange-flavored liqueur, and the juices—orange for a sweet citrus note and cranberry for a tart contrast—creates a refreshing and slightly sweet-sour profile. Vodka, being a neutral spirit, provides a strong alcoholic base without interfering with the complex fruit flavors. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, this cocktail is typically enjoyed chilled and offers a longer sipping experience due to its increased volume compared to the standard Cosmopolitan. Its vibrant hues and inviting taste have made it a perennial favorite for those who enjoy a fruity yet potent drink.
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22.64% | 2.4 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Long Cosmopolitan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why should the Long Cosmopolitan be shaken and not stirred?

Shaking the Long Cosmopolitan, as opposed to stirring, ensures that all the ingredients - Cointreau, orange juice, cranberry juice, and vodka - are thoroughly mixed. This method also chills the drink more effectively, giving it a refreshing crispness while slightly diluting it for a smoother taste. The vigorous action introduces tiny air bubbles, making the cocktail visually appealing with a slightly frothy top.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal glass for serving a Long Cosmopolitan and why?

The ideal glass for serving a Long Cosmopolitan is a cocktail glass. The wide, shallow bowl of the cocktail glass displays the drink's vibrant color attractively, while the long stem prevents the drinker's hand from warming the contents, keeping the cocktail at its optimal cold serving temperature.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Long Cosmopolitan compare to a standard cocktail?

With an alcohol content of 22.64%, the Long Cosmopolitan has a slightly lower alcohol content than many standard cocktails, which typically hover around 25-30% ABV. This makes it a milder choice, suitable for those who prefer a less potent drink while still enjoying the complex flavors of a cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute Cointreau with another ingredient in a Long Cosmopolitan?

Yes, you can substitute Cointreau with Triple Sec or a similar orange-flavored liqueur if you don't have Cointreau available. The taste will be slightly different, but the substitute will still offer the citrusy flavor that complements the cranberry and orange juice. Keep in mind, the quality and sweetness of the substitute can affect the final taste of the cocktail.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving a Long Cosmopolitan?

The Long Cosmopolitan, with its elegant appearance and refreshing taste, is perfect for a wide range of occasions. It's well-suited for sophisticated cocktail parties, celebratory events like anniversaries or engagements, or simply as a chic choice for a night out. Its vibrant color and stylish presentation also make it a festive choice for holiday gatherings.

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