Yet my work is nevah evah done.
I found that the citron vodka is so very worth it. Pay the price, if an excellant Cosmo is what you desire. A bit more than half fresh lime juice to vodka works. Vodka and Cointreau in a 3:2 ratio. Provided you are using cranberry juice cocktail use equal parts of that and lime juice. And garnish with lime, not lemon.
But I was not satisfied. In my quest to perfect the Cosmo and give it the winning edge, I wanted to give it some brawn. Some might. The Cosmo has brains, but they are stifled by the insistance of society that Cosmos be relegated to woman.
So I added in a factor with a bit of machismo: Campari.
It is bitter. The stuff of Negronis. Now, it is also the stuff of not-just-a-drink-for-females.
I’d call it Moen but people would expect a hot and cold dial.
As a bonus I am throwing in a variation created by the lovely Alice.
Make it and love it. Know that you are no longer sipping a girl drink, you are drinking a universal elixir.
The Mo-ellen(created by Ellen Clifford, for a little mo’ ellen in your life)
1/2 oz. Campari
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 1/2 oz. citron vodka
1 oz. lime
1 1/2 oz. cranberry juice cocktail(your results will be even less sweet if you use regular juice)
Lime slice to garnish.
Shake up. Strain. Garnish. Sip.
For an Mo-Alicell top off with champagne. You lose a bit of macho but gain a bit of class.