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Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe

Cosmo DrinkRemember when times were simpler? Drinks were pink, sweet-tart and not too serious. I’m talkin’ about the Cosmopolitan. The Cosmo was likely the first “martini” that I ever had. I’m pretty sure I loved it. Tonight, I’m making a throwback cocktail and drinking pink.

Cosmopolitan Martini Recipe
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
1 ounce cranberry juice
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/4 ounce simple syrup

Add vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lime.

Makes 1 cocktail

What is simple syrup? Simple syrup is 1 part granulated sugar dissolved in 1 part water.

Cosmopolitan Drink Recipe
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Cosmopolitan drink recipe made with vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and fresh lime.
Ingredients
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¼ ounce simple syrup
Instructions
  1. Add vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice, lime juice and simple syrup to cocktail shaker. Add ice to cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with lime.

Drinks for Valentine’s Day

Looking for drink ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Check these out…

Chocolate Drinks: Sweet. Indulgent. Chocolate.
Hot Drinking Chocolate

Chocolate Hazelnut Martini

Citrus Cocktails: Get fresh with the season’s best.
Lemon Drop Vodka Martini
Meyer Lemon Margarita

Champagne Cocktails: Celebrate with bubbles!

French 75 Cocktail
Pom Flower Champagne Cocktail

Tea Hot Toddy Recipe with Bourbon

Tea Hot Toddy with Bourbon
Some people swear by the cold busting powers of a hot toddy. I’m not sure if there is anything to it, but I do find drinking a hot toddy to be soothing when I feel a cold coming on. My standby is a Honey Bourbon Hot Toddy recipe. But, this tea hot toddy recipe is a nice change. Plus, it still has honey and bourbon! Here’s how to make it.

Tea Hot Toddy Recipe with Bourbon
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A soothing hot toddy drink made with black tea, bourbon, honey and fresh lemon.
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce bourbon whiskey (such as Jim Beam)
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup hot brewed black tea
  • Lemon wedge and/or cinnamon stick
Instructions
  1. Add bourbon, lemon juice and honey to a heat-proof glass or mug. Add hot brewed black tea. Stir well. Garnish with a lemon wedges and cinnamon stick.
Notes
Use a basic black tea like English breakfast.
Add less honey for a more sour drink, more honey for a sweeter drink.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Square
Do you love Vietnamese iced coffee and want to know how to make it at home? It’s easy! You can even make it without any special equipment.

The coffee drink is usually made using a stainless steel Vietnamese coffee brewer. If you’re like me and don’t own a special coffee maker, you can used strong brewed coffee instead. I use this easy cold brew coffee recipe mixed with sweetened condensed milk to make a delicious version of Vietnamese iced coffee.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee Recipe
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Vietnamese-style iced coffee made with cold brew coffee and sweetened condensed milk.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup cold brew coffee
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Pour sweetened condensed milk into a glass. Add cold brew coffee and stir well. Add plenty of ice.

Vietnamese Iced Coffee