Thursday, September 9, 2010
Thirsty Thursday: Cosmopolitan
The name alone makes you think of the girls from "Sex and the City" as the drink typifies single, successful women having a night out on the town (I'm assuming this is the basis of that show as I've never watched it).
For women, this drink signifies success. It shows that not only do you enjoy alcohol, but at the same time, you class it up with a mixer, drink from a fancy glass, and most likely will not give that guy staring at you across the bar, the time of day. It's a power drink that is able to maintain attractive femininity.
In guy culture, this may be the gayest drink you could ever order that is not named a "Pink Cadillac". However, this is the old standby to order for someone when you're looking to "Seal the deal" so to speak. Showing that you're not afraid to order it, along with the fact that there is a pretty decent amount of alcohol in the drink, usually work as a 1-2 combination. culminating in the horizontal mambo.
1 Ounce Vodka
1/2 Ounce Triple Sec
1/2 Ounce Cranberry Juice
1/4 Ounce Lime Juice
Pour ingredients into a shaker half filled with ice. Shake Well. Strain into a martini glass.
For an extra kick, upgrade to premium vodka (Grey Goose works best with this drink) and Cointreau instead of Triple Sec. You'll thank me later.