Christmas cosmopolitan
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Christmas cosmopolitan
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.6 / 5
A Christmas take on the classic Cosmo. We really enjoy the ginger undertones in this balanced drink. A Christmas take on the classic Cosmo. We really enjoy the ginger undertones in this balanced drink.
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Base ingredient
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Ginger
Garnish
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Lime
Alcohol content
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20% | 3.2 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Christmas Cosmopolitan brings a yuletide twist to the classic with a splash of ginger, adding a sharp, spicy layer to the smooth blend of vodka, gin, and cranberry juice. A spirited concoction that ensures your holiday spirits are high and bright.

Method
How to make a Christmas cosmopolitan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
In a mixing glass with ice add in a couple of slices of fresh ginger, before pouring in the vodka, gin and cranberry juice
Next add the juice of half a lime and stir to combine and chill
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lime peel twist and serve

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

·  Stir  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Christmas Cosmopolitan stirred and not shaken?

The Christmas Cosmopolitan is stirred instead of shaken to prevent over-dilution and to maintain the clarity and integrity of the flavors. Stirring gently combines the vodka, gin, cranberry juice, and ginger without introducing too much air, resulting in a smoother, clearer cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What is an ideal garnish for a Christmas Cosmopolitan?

An ideal garnish for a Christmas Cosmopolitan is a twist of lime peel or a few fresh cranberries. These garnishes complement the festive theme and the flavors of the drink, adding a touch of elegance and holiday cheer.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Christmas Cosmopolitan?

The Christmas Cosmopolitan, with its festive name and flavors, is most suitable for holiday parties, Christmas gatherings, and New Year celebrations. Its bright red color and refreshing taste make it a perfect choice for adding a touch of festivity to any holiday event.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the vodka in a Christmas Cosmopolitan with a non-alcoholic alternative?

Yes, you can substitute the vodka in a Christmas Cosmopolitan with a non-alcoholic spirit alternative or simply with more cranberry juice. Keep in mind that non-alcoholic substitutes will affect the overall strength and flavor profile of the cocktail.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Christmas Cosmopolitan?

To make a non-alcoholic version of the Christmas Cosmopolitan, replace the vodka and gin with non-alcoholic spirits or increase the amounts of cranberry juice and lime juice. You can also add a splash of ginger beer or soda to maintain the effervescence and bite typically provided by the alcohol.

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