Cosmo 43
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Cosmo 43
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.92 / 5
From the Licor 43 website: "A harmonic, colourful and digestive option with a cranberry nectar touch." From the Licor 43 website: "A harmonic, colourful and digestive option with a cranberry nectar touch."
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Vodka
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Lime, flower
Alcohol content
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12.22% | 3.3 units *

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Ingredients

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Serves:
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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Cosmo 43 offers a titillating twist on the classic cosmopolitan with its addition of vanilla liqueur, creating a silky, aromatic layer that complements the tartness of the cranberry and lemon juices. Vodka provides a strong, clean base, allowing the sweet and sour flavors to shine through in a well-balanced dance.

Method
How to make a Cosmo 43

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lime twist and a pink flower and serve

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the Cosmo 43 to achieve the best texture and temperature?

To achieve the best texture and temperature for a Cosmo 43, fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and vanilla liqueur. Secure the lid tightly and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. This method chills the cocktail and creates a slightly frothy texture, ideal for serving in a chilled cocktail glass.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Cosmo 43 to impress guests?

To serve a Cosmo 43 in an impressive manner, chill the cocktail glass beforehand by placing it in the freezer for about 20 minutes or filling it with ice water for a few minutes before pouring the cocktail into the glass. After shaking the cocktail with ice, strain it into the chilled glass and garnish with a twist of lemon peel or a vanilla bean for an elegant presentation.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes pair well with the flavor profile of a Cosmo 43?

For a Cosmo 43, garnishes that complement its flavor profile include a twist of lemon peel to accentuate the citrus notes, a fresh cranberry or a small skewer of cranberries for a pop of color and to hint at the cranberry juice component, and a vanilla bean or a sprinkle of vanilla powder to highlight the vanilla liqueur's sweet aroma.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the vanilla liqueur in a Cosmo 43, and if so, with what?

Yes, you can substitute the vanilla liqueur in a Cosmo 43 for flavor variations. Consider using orange liqueur for a fruity twist or almond liqueur for a nutty depth. You might also try a simple syrup infused with vanilla beans if vanilla liqueur is unavailable, to maintain the vanilla flavor profile.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Cosmo 43 compare to that of a traditional Cosmopolitan?

The alcohol content of a Cosmo 43 is approximately 12.22%, which might be slightly higher than a traditional Cosmopolitan due to the addition of vanilla liqueur. Traditional Cosmos usually contain vodka and a smaller amount of triple sec, resulting in an alcohol content that typically ranges between 10% to 12%, depending on the proportions of the ingredients.

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