Amber's cosmo
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Amber's cosmo
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3.66 / 5
Amber's Cosmo is a vibrant variation of the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, tailor-made to tantalize the taste buds with its fruity and tropical notes. It combines the crispness of vodka with ... more Amber's Cosmo is a vibrant variation of the classic Cosmopolitan cocktail, tailor-made to tantalize the taste buds with its fruity and tropical notes. It combines the crispness of vodka with tangy lime juice—a nod to the Cosmo's signature citrus zing. However, Amber's rendition distinguishes itself by adding a sweet twist with the inclusion of mango juice, which melds harmoniously with the tartness of cranberry juice. The absence of grenadine allows the natural flavors to shine, resulting in a beautifully balanced cocktail with a tropical flair. It's typically served in a chilled cocktail glass, the presentation is as striking as its namesake, making it a colorful addition to any cocktail hour.
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Vodka
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Cocktail cherry
Alcohol content
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12.9% | 1.2 units *

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Ingredients

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30ml 1oz 3cl
10ml ⅓oz 1cl
22.5ml ¾oz 2.3cl
Dash Dash Dash
30ml 1oz 3cl

Method
How to make a Amber's cosmo

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake hard and strain into a martini glass
Garnish with a cherry and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do I properly shake Amber's cosmo to achieve the desired texture and temperature?

To properly shake Amber's cosmo, fill a shaker with ice and add the vodka, lime juice, cranberry juice, grenadine, and mango juice. Secure the lid or shaker top and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. This method chills the cocktail while slightly diluting it, achieving a cold and smooth texture.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Amber's cosmo to enhance its flavors?

Amber's cosmo should be served in a chilled cocktail glass to maintain its cold temperature. Strain the shaken mixture into the glass to avoid ice chips in the drink. This presentation not only enhances its flavors but also adds elegance to the drinking experience.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with Amber's cosmo to enhance its visual appeal and flavor?

A lime wheel or twist works well with Amber's cosmo, complementing its citrus notes. Additionally, a cherry or a mango slice can be added for a pop of color and to echo the drink's tropical flavors, making it visually appealing and enhancing its overall flavor profile.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any ingredients in Amber's cosmo without drastically changing its taste?

Yes, you can substitute orange liqueur (like triple sec or Cointreau) for the grenadine if you prefer a slightly less sweet and more citrus-forward flavor. For a less tangy profile, you might also use orange juice in place of lime juice. These substitutions allow for customization while maintaining the essence of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Amber's cosmo compare to other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 12.9%, Amber's cosmo sits in the moderate range of cocktail strengths. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Mimosa (around 10%) but less potent than spirits-forward cocktails like the Manhattan or Martini, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume. This makes Amber's cosmo a balanced choice for those who enjoy flavorful yet not overly strong cocktails.

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