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The Cosmopolitan, an iconic and timeless cocktail, has been a favorite among cocktail enthusiasts for decades. It’s known for its vibrant color, delightful taste, and a hint of sophistication that makes it a popular choice among those looking for a little something special. However, the world of mixology is never static, and bartenders are always seeking to experiment and add their unique spin to classic recipes. One such variation is the London Cosmopolitan, which sets itself apart by replacing the Vodka with London dry gin.
The substitution of vodka with gin in the London Cosmopolitan adds depth, complexity, and a touch of botanical elegance. London dry gin, which includes botanicals such as juniper, coriander, and citrus peel, introduces a delightful herbal note that complements the tartness of the cranberry and lime juice. The result is a well-balanced cocktail that retains the Cosmopolitan’s signature tartness while imparting a hint of juniper and a more pronounced orange flavor from the Cointreau.
Furthermore, the London Cosmopolitan’s attractive pinkish hue remains intact, showcasing the vibrant fusion of cranberry juice and the citrusy notes from the gin and Cointreau. The orange twist garnish adds an extra layer of aroma and visual appeal, making the London Cosmopolitan not only a delight to the palate but also a feast for the eyes.
30 ml London dry gin
30 ml Triple sec
45 ml cranberry juice
15 ml fresh lime juice
Garnish: orange twist
Add the London dry gin, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake for 10 seconds, until chilled.
Strain the mix into a martini glass.
Garnish with an orange twist.