Royal Cosmopolitan
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Royal Cosmopolitan
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.7 / 5
The classic Cosmo, but with the royal addition of some champagne. We warned you... The classic Cosmo, but with the royal addition of some champagne. We warned you...
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Base ingredient
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Lemon vodka
Garnish
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Orange
Alcohol content
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17.36% | 2.6 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Royal Cosmopolitan gracefully elevates the classic with a bubbly twist of champagne, adding a luxurious effervescence that complements the tartness of the cranberry and lime. The lemon vodka and triple sec provide a citrusy backbone that balances the sweetness, ensuring this cocktail remains sophisticated yet spirited, perfect for a festive toast or a classy affair.

Method
How to make a Royal Cosmopolitan

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients, except the champagne, to a cocktail shaker with ice
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, before topping up with champagne
Garnish with an orange zest twist and serve

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

·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Zest  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion for serving a Royal Cosmopolitan?

The Royal Cosmopolitan, with its sophisticated blend of champagne or prosecco and fruity flavors, is perfectly suited for celebratory occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, or elegant gatherings. Its bubbly and festive nature makes it an ideal choice for toasting special moments.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another spirit for the lemon vodka in a Royal Cosmopolitan?

Yes, you can substitute another spirit for lemon vodka in a Royal Cosmopolitan to tailor it to your taste preferences. Citrus-flavored gin or a plain vodka can be good alternatives. However, keep in mind that changing the spirit might slightly alter the cocktail's original flavor profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should I serve the Royal Cosmopolitan to preserve its carbonation?

To preserve the carbonation of the champagne or prosecco in the Royal Cosmopolitan, it's best to chill the cocktail glass beforehand, combine the non-carbonated ingredients and shake with ice, pour into the chilled glass, and then gently top with the champagne or prosecco. Serve immediately to maintain the fizz.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish pairs well with the Royal Cosmopolitan?

A simple and elegant garnish for the Royal Cosmopolitan is a twist of lemon or lime to highlight the citrus notes in the cocktail. Alternatively, a few fresh cranberries or a small sprig of mint can add a festive touch and visual appeal to the drink.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Royal Cosmopolitan that I can make?

Yes, to create a non-alcoholic version of the Royal Cosmopolitan, you can substitute the lemon vodka with a non-alcoholic spirit or lemon-flavored syrup, replace the champagne/prosecco with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and maintain the proportions of lime juice, triple sec (non-alcoholic version if available), and cranberry juice. This version will keep the cocktail's signature flavors but without the alcohol content.

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