Metropolitan
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Metropolitan
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.75 / 5
The Metropolitan, also known as a Cosmopolitan, is a popular cocktail that originated in the 1990s and has since become a staple in bars and restaurants around the world. With ... more The Metropolitan, also known as a Cosmopolitan, is a popular cocktail that originated in the 1990s and has since become a staple in bars and restaurants around the world. With its bright pink color and refreshing taste, it has become a go-to cocktail for both men and women. The cocktail typically contains Triple Sec, a sweet orange-flavored liqueur, combined with tangy cranberry juice and freshly squeezed lime juice. Some variations also include a splash of lime cordial to enhance the tartness. The result is a sweet and sour flavor with a hint of citrus, making it a perfect balance of flavors. This cocktail is not only visually appealing but also has a delicious taste that makes it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
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12.24% | 1.2 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Metropolitan, or its more famous alias, the Cosmopolitan, masterfully combines the zesty sharpness of Triple Sec and fresh lime juice with the sweet and tart profiles of cranberry juice and lime cordial. This harmony creates a cocktail that is both visually stunning and delightfully balanced, offering a sip that is as refreshing as it is chic, ideal for those who appreciate a cocktail with vibrant, contrasting flavors that dance elegantly on the palate.

Method
How to make a Metropolitan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a flamed orange peel and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to serve a Metropolitan cocktail?

The Metropolitan cocktail is best served cold, in a chilled cocktail glass. It should be shaken to blend the ingredients thoroughly and to chill the cocktail before straining it into the glass. The serving method highlights the drink's crisp and refreshing qualities.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in the Metropolitan cocktail?

Yes, substitutions can be made, though they might alter the taste slightly. For example, if triple sec isn't available, you could use another type of orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier. However, the specific balance of the original ingredients gives the Metropolitan its unique flavor profile, so try to stay as close to the original recipe as possible.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with a Metropolitan cocktail?

The Metropolitan, with its balance of sweet and tangy flavors, pairs well with a variety of foods. Light appetizers, such as shrimp cocktail or cheese platters, work well. Its crispness also complements spicy dishes and can be a refreshing counterpoint to Asian or Latin flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does alcohol content in a Metropolitan compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 12.24%, the Metropolitan is moderately strong, similar to drinks like the Margarita or Cosmopolitan. It's not as light as some wine or beer options but also not as strong as straight spirits or cocktails like the Martini or Manhattan.

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What is the significance of the rating/score for the Metropolitan cocktail?

The rating/score, in this case, 4.75 out of 5, indicates a high level of satisfaction among those who have tried the cocktail. It can suggest that the drink is well-balanced, enjoyable, and has been consistently well-received, making it a popular choice among both new and experienced cocktail enthusiasts.

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