Cosmania Day One

18 Jun

Before the drinks, a shameless plug for my play:

Now onto business.
If you have something against pink drinks I apologize. If you are a man who will not drink a delicious beverage because it is a “girl drink” then you are a pussy.
Real men wear purple.
Real men drink pink.
Real people drink whatever the hell they feel like.
And sometimes, you just need a pink drink.
I do SO love a Cosmo. I’ve been trying and analyzing different recipes for them. So the Cosmo-off: every day this week I’ll be posting a different Cosmo recipe with an analysis. The last day I will give you my own concoction based on the data.
Incidentally, no I did not do this all in one week. And since I’m not too keen on drinking alone I did not finish them all. And I can’t drink that much.

Please note I used cranberry juice cocktail which is notably sweeter than straight-up juice.

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Cosmopolitan from the Joy of Cooking 75th Anniversary edition
1/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. Cointreau(in Joy it is Triple Sec, but I upgraded)
1 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
1 oz. vodka
Shake over ice and strain into a glass.
ANALYSIS:
Color-bubble gum pink
Refreshing factor-moderate
Sweetness-minimal
Balance-way alcohol-y
Cranberrousity-next to non-existent
Rating-B-
Added some more cranberry and lime and it was highly improved.

Not to divulge too much but this was my least favorite of all the recipes which is a shame as Joy rarely fails me. Not that it was a failure, it just did not dominate.

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3 Responses to “Cosmania Day One”

  1. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) June 19, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    I LOVE this video for your play and can’t wait to see it!

    I also love this:

    Real men wear purple.
    Real men drink pink.
    Real people drink whatever the hell they feel like.

    😉

    • Ellen June 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      Yea! And I can’t wait to see you there!

      Sent from my iPhone

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